Giving Compass' Take:

• The Aspen Insitute releases a series that discusses how to measure job quality – with a focus on race, gender, and place – and monitor trends.

• How can funders play a role in improving job equity? What will be the role of automation in changing jobs in labor markets? 

• Here's an article on how reviving unions can improve labor standards for everyone. 

Lack of access to quality jobs is a key contributor to rising inequality. Race, gender, and place all play a critical role in who has access to quality work and economic mobility. How can leaders across fields take concrete steps to assess and address disparities in job quality in a regional labor market and improve outcomes for all workers?

To address this question, and with the support of Prudential Financial, we are launching the Job Quality in Practice series. The series is designed to support practitioners across fields – including workforce development, economic development, capital deployment, policy, worker advocacy, and business – to address job quality in their work. Webinars will share actionable tools and approaches, highlight leading practitioners’ work, and create connections across disciplines.

Read the full article about job quality and equity by the team at The Aspen Institute.