What You Need to Know About the State of Urban Jobs!
National Urban League’s State of Urban Jobs site at iamempowered.com gives you everything you need to know about jobs including the monthly employment report with stats for Blacks, Whites and Latinos, the National Urban League’s position on employment and job creation policy, the facts about how investing in job creation is the best strategy for reducing the deficit, as well as resume writing tips and job listings. Click here to view and stay abreast of the latest developments.
Join the Online Jobs Chat with NUL Economist, Dr. Valerie Rawlston Wilson this Friday
The U.S. Economy added 635,000 jobs in the first quarter of 2012, thanks to better than expected job growth for January and February (over 230,000 jobs per month). With the best first quarter job growth since the recovery began, the black unemployment rate fell below 15% for the first time since July 2009. Economists predict that between 140,000 and 162,000 new jobs can be expected for April 2012 -- numbers that will have little or no effect on the unemployment rate, now at 8.2%, but are more consistent with current trends in economic growth. What will these numbers mean for the job prospects of new college graduates entering the labor market for the first time? What are the chances that there will be significant improvements in the labor market through the spring and summer months?
Join Dr. Valerie Rawlston Wilson, economist at the National Urban League, as she hosts a live online chat to discuss the April 2012 Employment Situation this Friday, May 4, 2012 from 2-3pm EST on this webpage below.
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About Dr. Valerie Wilson
Dr. Valerie Rawlston Wilson is an economist and Vice President of Research at the National Urban League Policy Institute where she is responsible for planning and directing the Policy Institute’s Research Agenda. She is one of the primary architects of the National Urban League’s Plan for Putting Americans Back to Work, a bold 6-point job creation plan for urban America. Dr. Wilson has served as Managing Editor and Associate Editor of The State of Black America report and is staff director and ex-officio member of the National Urban League President’s Council of Economic Advisors, designed to assist the League in shaping national economic policy. Her fields of specialization include labor economics, economics of higher education, poverty and racial inequality. Dr. Wilson earned a PhD in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
About the State of Urban Jobs
The National Urban League’s State of Urban Jobs website was launched in 2010 by Iamempowered.com and the National Urban League’s Policy Institute, to bring the Institute’s esteemed research, policy analysis and publications online. Through such activities as the annual Legislative Policy Conference and the publication of The State of Black America the Policy Institute provides a foundation from which to advocate on behalf of African Americans and urban communities. The Institute’s extensive collection of reports, fact sheets and publications is made available in one location for scholars, policy analysts, policymakers and advocacy groups, along with tools and information for entrepreneurs, job seekers, and those seeking information on the emerging green economy.