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NSCN Featured at Center for American Progress

On September 14, 2016, the Center for American Progress and the New Start Career Network sponsored a session for Washington, D.C. policymakers entitled, "Strategies to Address Long-Term Unemployment for Older Job Seekers.” Featured speakers included Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Commissioner Erica Groshen, New Start Career Network Director Maria Heidkamp, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University Carl Van Horn, and Senior Program Manager for the AARP Foundation’s Back to Work 50+ initiative Lori Strauss. The session was moderated by Rachel West, Associate Director of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress (CAP). CAP's David Madland, Senior Fellow; Senior Advisor, American Worker Project, provided the introductory remarks. Among those attending were several NSCN partners, including Sivaraman Anbarasan from the New Jersey Community College Consortium's Ready to Work NJ,  Beverly Riddick from the Ready to Work Business Collaborative, Nancy Cox from Big White Wall, and Mark Schmit and Jennifer Schramm from the Society for Human Resource Management, as well as several representatives from the U.S. Department of Labor.