Hearings on unemployment to continue in state capitol

Jul 16 2012

On Monday, July 23 a hearing on unemployment will take place in Olympia, WA, a joint work session of the Washington State Legislature's Senate Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection Committee and the House Labor & Workforce Development Committee. The hearing will take place at 10:00am in House Hearing Room A of the John L. O'Brien Building.

The hearing follows from Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles's participation in the March 30th Unemployed Nation event. The session will address questions such as: Who are the unemployed and what are its consequences? How does it affect college graduates and young adults? And where do we go from here?

Among the speakers will be unemployed people sharing their stories. Also testifying will be University of Washington professors James Gregory, Charles Hirschman, and Marcia Meyers, who were participants in the March Unemployed Nation Hearings.

For a full agenda, visit the Washington State House Committee on Labor & Workforce Development website.