Speech Low-Wage Workers in the Washington, D.C. Region
Urban Institute, Demetra Smith Nightingale
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In today's program we focus on the problems facing low-wage workers in the Washington area. The effects of the attack of September 11th caused a significant downturn in the whole hospitality industry, led to the closing of Reagan National Airport temporarily, but even with its reopening on a restricted basis, the layoffs that affected low-wage workers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia are still having a significant adverse affect on the community as a whole, not to mention the effect it is having on those workers and families themselves. However, during the course of this hour, we'll talk about what's available for such workers, and the prospects for the future.
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Education Social safety net Workforce
Tags Workforce development Unemployment and unemployment insurance