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Economic insecurity and a lack of good jobs are persistent problems in many communities, particularly for people in poverty. The decline of manufacturing and the growth of a more flexible labour market have meant that opportunity for people to find purpose, progression and dignity in work is unevenly distributed. It was wrongly assumed that people would move to find better jobs but this has not been possible for many reasons, including the lack of affordable and available housing, and many people have become trapped in insecure employment or unemployment. How can we build the bridges of opportunity and maximise the potential of workers across the country?

This event considered what more policy-makers can do to bring high-quality jobs to the areas that need them most. It offered an opportunity to explore how best to create long-term, sustainable and secure work, and to give people back economic hope and social pride in their towns.

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Speakers

Details

May 10, 2021

Location

Online

This event was kindly supported by JRF.

Speakers:

  • Mims Davies MP, Minister for Employment
  • Miriam Cates MP, Member of Parliament for Penistone and Stocksbridge
  • Dr Anna Valero, ESRC Innovation Fellow, LSE Centre for Economic Performance
  • Mike Hawking, Head of Policy and Partnerships, JRF

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