This event was part of our People, Place & Power series, made possible by support from the San Francisco Foundation’s Bay Area Leads Fund.
As the economy has improved across the Bay Area, not everyone has benefited equally from economic gains and job growth. In fact, many haven’t benefited at all.
While there is seemingly no shortage of high-paying jobs for workers with advanced degrees and a surplus of low wage jobs with little hope for advancement, there simply aren’t enough jobs that pay a wage that provide safety, security, and hope for a better future.
In this session, we will bring together leaders from the advocacy community and the business world to talk about what it will take to create good jobs that allow people to make a meaningful contribution to their community and the local economy, and to build a better life for their children.
- Orson Aguilar, President, Greenlining Institute
- Tim O’Reilly, Founder, O’Reilly Media
- Carmen Rojas, CEO, Workers Lab
- Jim Wunderman, President and CEO, Bay Area Council
- Moderated by Joshua Johnson, Creator/Host, KQED’s Truth Be Told; Lecturer, U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism