Executive Director of the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging at Hunter College and professor at the School of Urban Public Health
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 12.6 million people were unemployed as of September 2020. Black, Latinx, and older workers are bearing the brunt of these job losses and face the highest hurdles to reentering the workforce.
Our sister innovation hub, CWI Labs, partnered with WorkingNation to convene experts in workforce development, labor economics, aging, racial equity and policy to discuss the challenges before our Nation. And, most importantly, to introduce thought-provoking solutions.
The third episode of our series, featuring Ruth Finkelstein, discusses how COVID-19 fears and misinformation complicate efforts for older workers to reenter the workforce and what employers and policy makers can do to ensure that older workers are included in our economic recovery.