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    PPI | Front & Center | January 4, 2007
    How the Technology Sector Adapts to Offshoring
    By Doug Karmin
    Why do some technology jobs move offshore and not others? The answer lies in the distinctions among the sub-sectors within the technology sector -- and in the ways call center operators are different from software engineers.


    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | May 31, 2005
    Factory Revival
    By Sen. Tom Carper
    American workers -- factory workers in particular -- are clearly under extraordinary stress in today's global economy. The federal government needs to respond with better policies, but in the interim, states can pick up at least some of the federal government's slack.


    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | May 31, 2005
    Globalization 3.0
    By Thomas L. Friedman
    It's a flat world -- at least in communications and commerce. Thanks to flatism, Boston, Beijing, and Bangalore are elbow-rubbing neighbors. This has created a silent challenge to American policymakers -- yet most don't even recognize the quiet crisis we're in. What should America do?


    Sun Microsystems | Article | June 10, 2004
    Invest In Your Employees -- E-Train Them
    Surveys show that employees hunger for more training, but many manufacturers aren't able to see the long-term benefits.


    PPI | Presentation | March 16, 2004
    Education, Skills and the New Economy
    By Robert D. Atkinson
    A presentation to the National Association of Workforce Boards.


    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | July 27, 2003
    Bush's Double Whammy on Jobs
    By Robert D. Atkinson
    First Bush killed jobs with bad economic management. Now he's making matters worse by slashing assistance for unemployed and dislocated workers.


    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | December 2, 2002
    Ladders to Success
    By Michael Bernick
    Union and industry-based skills training can lift wages for the working poor.


    DLC | New Dem Of The Week | July 22, 2002
    New Dem of the Week: Greg Meeks
    "I think our country's current education system is still geared toward the 20th century," says Meeks, who credits New Democrats with being at the forefront of the New Economy movement.


    PPI | Policy Report | June 14, 2002
    Creating a National Skills Corporation
    By Robert D. Atkinson
    Congress should create a National Skills Corporation and fund it in part by transferring the Department of Labor's H-1B training funds to the Corporation.


    PPI | Policy Report | June 14, 2002
    New Economy Work (NEW) Scholarships
    By Paul Weinstein Jr.
    If we are serious about helping all workers excel in the demanding New Economy, we need radical reform of federal training programs to ensure that workers are equipped with the tools to get and stay ahead.


    PPI | Policy Report | May 23, 2002
    Prison Labor: It's More than Breaking Rocks
    By Robert D. Atkinson
    There is a lot that can and should be done to ensure that workers and businesses benefit in the New Economy. Opposing prison labor is not one of them. In fact, limiting prison labor would lower economic growth, while reducing the effectiveness of prisons to move prisoners to productive and law-abiding lives when they are released.


    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | May 21, 2002
    Community-Friendly Computer Training
    By maximizing students' skills, Massachusetts schools are minimizing their costs.


    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | May 21, 2002
    Jobs That Grow
    By Amy Dean
    Democrats need to talk not only about creating jobs, but also about building careers.


    PPI | Front & Center | March 27, 2002
    The Bush "New Balance" UI Plan: Lower Taxes for Employers, Fewer Benefits for Workers
    By Robert D. Atkinson
    The nation needs a robust unemployment insurance (UI) system, not just to help workers in a more volatile labor market, but also to reduce the duration and depth of economic downturns. It is incumbent upon Congress and the states to reform UI to meet the realities of the New Economy.


    PPI | Policy Report | February 19, 2002
    Modernizing Unemployment Insurance for the New Economy and the New Social Policy
    By Robert D. Atkinson
    An industrial-era program, unemployment insurance needs urgent reform to work for the New Economy.


    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | January 11, 2002
    How to Modernize Unemployment Insurance
    By Robert D. Atkinson
    An industrial-era program, unemployment insurance needs urgent reform to work for the New Economy. (Article based on a forthcoming PPI Policy Report.)


    PPI | Policy Report | April 20, 2001
    Building Skills for the New Economy: A Policymaker's Handbook
    By Robert D. Atkinson
    Eight principles that all levels of government should follow in designing a workforce development system for the New Economy, and 19 specific steps policymakers can take to craft a more effective system to give workers the tools they need to succeed.


    DLC | New Dem Daily | February 16, 2001
    Idea of the Week: Adult Education for the New Economy
    A report from the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth dramatically documents the need for big improvements in adult education as part of the "lifelong learning" system we need in the New Economy.


    DLC | New Dem Daily | November 3, 2000
    Idea of the Week: High-Tech High School
    Stamford, Connecticut, is in the middle of a rapidly growing IT economy boom, yet the Connecticut Internet Association estimates that one out of four IT jobs in the state are currently unfilled. It's obvious that Connecticut should work harder to meet the demand with a local supply of trained workers.


    DLC | New Dem Daily | October 5, 2000
    H-1B Visa Bill Easily Clears Congress
    But the best part of the H-1B program is that it uses fees paid by employers for the visas to pay for education and training programs for American citizens designed to build up the domestic supply of skilled technical workers.


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