Congress, federal policymakers, and the states should require workforce development centers to provide in-person counseling, accurate guidance about job search strategies, a
Policymakers should improve policies and programs intended to help workers who are displaced as the result of offshoring, automation, outsourcing, and other major acti
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
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.
Any further efforts to address marriage penalties should be targeted to two-earner couples and structured to avoid increasing marriage bonuses.
Tax reform should focus on raising sufficient revenue. It should make the tax system more equitable and efficient.