Workforce & Economic Development Policy Roundtable: Focus on Low-Skilled Workers, Promising Careers, and Green Jobs
College Park, MD - June 17, 2010 - Optimal Solutions Group, LLC (Optimal) recently hosted prominent government, educational, and business leaders to talk about employment options for low-skilled workers in the greater Baltimore Metropolitan area. For over two hours, Optimal researchers and Roundtable attendees shared information and stories in an effort to relay crucial information promoting workforce and economic development in the greater Baltimore area. The topics provided a wealth of information and beneficial discussions for the group’s attendees.
Led by moderators Dr. Toks Fashola, Luis Pinet, and Tracye Turner, the group covered a wide range of topics, including job training and educational infrastructure, barriers to entry facing low-skilled workers, recommendations for recruitment, and how low-skilled workers can find work with the new “green” job initiatives.
To continue the conversation following the Roundtable event, Optimal created a specialized Facebook page with forums for discussion and links to relevant articles and documents for workforce and economic development discussions.
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Founded in 2000, Optimal Solutions Group, LLC is a non-partisan public policy research firm dedicated to rigorous and evidence-based research. Optimal's clients are local, state, and federal governments; non-governmental organizations; and corporations and foundations. Located in the M Square Research Park, Optimal has grown quickly by building on a reputation of exceptional services and products. Our clients benefit from our innovations, value, and efficiency, which we have been able to establish through a robust technology-based infrastructure, uncompromising and documented quality-control procedures, and effective employee recruitment techniques. Optimal has four research centers: health, education, workforce development, and housing.
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