“Fifty-three million Americans – 44% of all workers aged 18-64 – have low-wage jobs, according to “Meet The Low Wage Workforce,” a new report from the Brookings Institute. These workers earn median hourly wages of $10.22 and median annual earnings of $17,950. The common thread in the report’s recommendations are “policies and programs to support low-wage workers advance to higher wage and greater financial stability should address both sides of the labor market: the assets and circumstances of workers and the number and nature of available jobs.”
Other articles in the November, 2019 edition:
- Every Person Counts: How the 2020 U.S. Census Could Impact Adult Education, Blog, Digtial Promise, November 14, 2019 | By Livia Rojas and Sarah Cacicio
- How To Reduce the Income Inequality Gap: The Undereducated American, Center on Education and the Workforce
- Beacon Project Partner: Culinary Academy of Las Vegas: the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas (CALV), provides training and up-skilling solutions for hospitality workers in the southern Nevada region. By partnering with local companies, CALV helps place students in jobs upon graduation.