Investing in Quality Jobs
Each year, health emergencies, chronic diseases, and work-related injuries cost the U.S. approximately $450 billion in productivity . Some forward-thinking U.S. employers are improving health and wealth benefits, increasing wages, and providing educational and professional development opportunities, while creating more flexible work environments. More employers need to duplicate their efforts to create better, healthier jobs, particularly for women and minorities, so employers can build a more productive and diverse workforce, support business profitability, and strengthen the American economy.
In this session, leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors will discuss how CGI America attendees can:
• Increase wages and eliminate wage gaps that particularly affect women and minorities.
• Promote worker wellness and professional development to increase retention.
• Create flexible work environments that benefit those caring for dependents.
President Bill Clinton, Founding Chairman, Clinton Global Initiative, 42nd President of the United States
President Jimmy Carter, Founder, The Carter Center, 39th President of the United States
Barbara Dyer, President and CEO, The Hitachi Foundation
Saru Jayaraman, Co-founder and Co-director, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United
Thomas E. Perez, U.S. Secretary of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor