In an uncertain economy in which many employers are struggling to fill open positions, nearly 20% of prime-age adults (ages 25-54 years) are not working. Experts attribute this trend to a myriad of reasons, including caregiving responsibilities.
Join us for a first look at BPC’s latest poll on the barriers keeping those non-working adults out of the labor market, and the role that paid family leave can play in helping them return to the workforce. We will then dive in with a panel of state paid family leave program administrators from Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maryland, and Oregon. The panel will explore the role of paid family leave while sharing insights into different program structures.
Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE)
Presentation of New Poll Results:
Ben Gitis | Associate Director, BPC
D.J. Bettencourt | Deputy Insurance Commissioner, State of New Hampshire
Erin Choquette | CEO, Connecticut Paid Leave Authority
Karen Humelbaugh | Director, Paid Leave Oregon
Elliot Schreur | Assistant Secretary, Maryland Department of Labor
Eleanor Mueller | Economics Reporter, POLITICO (Moderator)