What Is Bush’s Plan For Getting People Back To Work?


NCPA Briefing to Feature Key DOL Staff, Former Chief Economic Advisor

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A week after President Bush outlined ideas to help the unemployed survive while out of work and train for the available jobs in our changing labor market, the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) will host a Capitol Hill briefing Friday featuring key Department of Labor and Congressional staff and the president's former chief economic advisor to explain the details and possible impacts of the proposal.

Among the questions to be addressed at the NCPA briefing include:

  • Could a new, worker-centered approach to retraining programs and unemployment insurance empower individuals, better prepare them for new jobs and ultimately reduce unemployment?
  • Would Personal Re-Employment Accounts provide workers with the flexibility they need to choose a training path that best suits their needs to get a good job quickly?
  • How would individual unemployment insurance accounts work and what impact could they have on the unemployment rate?

WHAT: NCPA BRIEFING: EMPOWERING THE UNEMPLOYED:

NEW APPROACHES TO TRAINING & UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

WHO: R. GLENN HUBBARD, PH.D.

Former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors

DIANA FURCHTGOTT-ROTH

Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Labor

EMILY S. DEROCCO

Assistant Secretary, Dept. of Labor Employment & Training Administration

DONALD MARRON, PH.D.

Executive Director & Chief Economist, Joint Economic Committee

WHEN: FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2004

10:00 AM TO NOON

WHERE: 562 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING