Recognizing the urgency and potential for advancing good jobs, the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program and the Families and Workers Fund convened the Good Jobs Champions Group — a diverse, cross-sector group of leaders in business, labor, advocacy, academia, nonprofits, and philanthropy — to develop a common definition of a good job.
For too long, the success of the economy has been judged by how much it produces or the number of jobs available. This focus on quantity, and not quality, has led to a less resilient and less equitable economy, where millions of people struggle in bad jobs and people in all roles face rising insecurity. The current moment of economic transition presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to center good jobs for a robust, equitable economy. This vision requires a foundation of a broadly shared definition of what defines a good job – a definition that has remained a missing piece of the puzzle for too long.
Join the Families and Workers Fund and the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program and our panel of experts from business, labor, and philanthropy, who will discuss how this shared definition will help advance effective action and accountability for good jobs, the significance of commitments by signatories to take action in their respective sectors, and what’s next in the renewed movement toward ensuring good jobs for all.