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A Data Dive into Underrepresented Workers

In episode three of The Connector, host James Herrick is joined by Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) Director Sarah Langer Hall and IEI Policy Intern Brodie Smith

Herrick and Hall talk with Smith about the research he conducted and the data briefs he developed on each of the five groups of underrepresented workers included in Talent First Economics, the program of work for the 2023 Emerging Issues Forum.

The data briefs can be viewed here:

Transitioning Military and their Families
Persons with a Disability/Neurodiversity
Parents and Caregivers of Young Children
Opportunity Youth
Justice-Involved Individuals

This and other episodes of The Connector offer a sneak peak into the 2023 Emerging Issues Forum, Talent First Economics. Tickets for the forum are available at

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Episode Three: A Data Dive into Underrepresented Workers
Guests: Brodie Smith and Sarah Langer Hall
Host: James Herrick, Institute for Emerging Issues

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