Better Employment and Training Strategies
The Better Employment and Training Strategies Taskforce (BETS) is a coalition of more than 40 leading practitioners and experts working to modernize the United States' outdated patchwork of workforce policies. The five BETS work groups were convened in November 2020 to develop recommendations aimed at informing the incoming administration and Congress on issues and policy options related to unemployment insurance, workforce development, job quality, youth employment, and federal jobs initiatives.
Professor Stephen Crawford of the George Washington Institute of Public Policy, Stuart Andreason of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and Larry Good of Corporation for a Skilled Workforce convened the BETS Taskforce.
- Good, Larry and Earl Buford. March 22. Modernizing and Investing in Workforce Development. Corporation for a Skilled Workforce.
- Van Horn, Carl, and Mary Alice McCarthy. March 3. Build Back Better: Creating Infrastructure and Emergency Community Service Jobs Programs. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers University.
- Wandner, Stephen A., and Christopher King. February 24 (revised March 16). Policy Brief: Building a National Unemployment Insurance System. Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources.
- McCarthy, Mary Alice, Carl Van Horn, and Michael Prebil. February 18. Building Back Better: A National Jobs Strategy. New America.
- The Better Employment and Training Strategies Taskforce. January 22. ‘Building Back Better’ Means Focusing on the Labor Force & Systems That Support Recovery. RealClear Policy.
Steve Crawford, George Washington Institute of Public Policy, The George Washington University
Stuart Andreason, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity
Larry Good, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Burt Barnow, George Washington University
Kisha Bird, The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
Amanda Cage, National Fund for Workforce Solutions
Mary Clagett, Jobs for the Future
Maureen Conway, Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program
Maria Flynn, Jobs for the Future
Annelies Goger, Brookings Institution
Todd Greene, WorkRise, Urban Institute
James Haynes, OIC of America
Bob Jones, former U.S. Department of Labor assistant secretary of Employment and Training Administration
Chris King, Ray Marshall Center, University of Texas at Austin
Jeanine LaPrad, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Ann Lichter, formerly Center on Rural Innovation and U.S. Department of Labor assistant administrator, Wage and Hour Division
Mary Alice McCarthy, Center on Education and Labor, New America
Sarah Miller, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Clair Minson, Sandra Grace Consulting
Jane Oates, WorkingNation and former U.S. Department of Labor assistant secretary, Employment and Training Administration
Brent Parton, Center on Education and Labor, New America
Heath Prince, Ray Marshall Center, University of Texas at Austin
Martha Ross, Brookings Institution
Bob Sheets, George Washington Institute of Public Policy, The George Washington University
Thomas Showalter, National Youth Employment Coalition
Martin Simon, formerly National Governors Association
Katie Spiker, National Skills Coalition
Andy Van Kleunen, National Skills Coalition
Carl Van Horn, Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers University