A Jobs Compact for America’s Future

Without a well-trained, well-paid, continuously improving workforce, the United States cannot compete with other nations effectively — and won’t be able to sustain high and rising living standards.  Yet at all levels of the economy, people behave as if they don’t believe that.  Consider these facts:
  • Firms value short-term profits over investment in workers.
  • Federal policy makers fail to address high, persistent unemployment and underemployment.
  • Most people’s wages have stagnated for three decades, despite gains in prod.....
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