Policymakers should improve policies and programs intended to help workers who are displaced as the result of offshoring, automation, outsourcing, and other major acti
The federal government must strive for long-term fiscal balance.
Congress and the states should provide sufficient funding for the workforce development system.
Federal and state policymakers should evaluate the effectiveness of publicly funded workforce development programs.
Federal and state governments should develop integrated education and training models that ensure lifelong learning and employment-related skills development.
State policymakers should encourage public two-year institutions of higher education and other career and technical education institutions to help displaced workers complete programs efficiently an
The Pell Grant program should be amended to improve access for older and displaced workers.
Part-time work should be fully recognized in publicly supported job-training programs.
Federal policymakers should develop a comprehensive system for financing Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) that includes a new social insurance program to provide a basic level of LTSS.
Ideally, the federal government should finance LTSS through a universal, comprehensive, and publicly administered program such as Medicare or similar social insurance program of shared risk.