Statewide Town Hall with U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)

October 16, 2020

Like the rest of the country, Maryland citizens will return to a world of work grappling with a legacy of racial inequity. They will find fewer employers, increased competition, and a need for different skills. Our community members most impacted by the intersection of COVID-19 and the fight for racial equity will also find that they often have access to the fewest resources to meet these challenges.

Gary A. Officer, President & CEO of the Center for Workforce Inclusion, sat down with U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) to discuss to discuss a number of critical workforce issues confronting our state. With workforce as the glue, the conversation included several hot button issues of concern to the community, including:

  • The impact of COVID-19 on our regions older workforce.
  • Black Lives Matter
  • How do we ensure an equitable economic recovery?
  • A return to civility? How do we get there!

This event was held through Zoom on October 30, 2020.