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The crisis has drawn much needed attention to the gaps in workplace protections for millions of Americans in precarious jobs.
Early planning could bring economic security to workers, help businesses, and provide useful services to communities as the nation recovers.
Now—during the COVID-19 crisis—is the best time for investing in skills.
Despite the nation being at the tail end of its longest economic expansion on record, many hourly and self-employed workers were already struggling to make ends meet before the outbreak.
The COVID-19 recession unemployment crisis will be one of the worst on record, and it will come faster than other economic downturns.
How would new legislation make a difference? What elements might strengthen the proposal?
The outbreak's effects could be worse for low-wage workers and people in nonstandard employment.
Work-based learning can help students gain valuable skills and experience, while helping employers access a broader, more qualified workforce.
AI-powered tools are transforming the lives of America’s workers, with profound implications for civil rights.
Job seekers recently released from prison face challenges that make landing a job extremely difficult.

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