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27 February, 2020 | (01 hr)

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In a rapidly changing economy, continuing to field a world-leading, skilled workforce is both more essential and more challenging than ever. To ensure prosperity for American families and preserve our nation’s global economic leadership, the US must confront its demographic challenges, as an aging population and slowing labor force growth pose long-run risks to the economic strength and fiscal health of the country.

The Committee for Economic Development (CED) recently released three reports: The Aging Workforce: Tackling the ChallengeBoosting Immigration and Growing the American Workforce: Bolstering Participation Is Critical for US Competitiveness and Economic Strengthcalling for business leaders and policymakers to work together to advance workforce solutions.

Join CED's workforce committee co-chairs, Paul Decker and Howard Fluhr, as they discuss:

  • Key findings from this new report
  • Recommendations on making it easier and more attractive for Americans to find jobs and remain working
  • How these recommendations could spur economic growth
  • Insights for what's ahead

Who Should Attend: Business leaders, policy experts, government staff, lawmakers, legislative staff, think tanks and nonprofits. 


Paul Decker

Paul Decker
President and Chief Executive Officer

Paul Decker is a nationally recognized expert in policy research, data analytics, education, and labor policy. For three decades, he has been working to improve public well-being through the use of evidence to improve programs and policy.

As president and CEO of Mathematica, Paul sets the...Full Bio

Howard Fluhr

Howard Fluhr
Chairman Emeritus

Howard Fluhr served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Segal from 1994 through 2005. He is Chairman Emeritus, and previously served as Chairman, of Segal's Board of Directors, and has been a member of the board since 1987.

Howard has been, and continues to be, consultant to both ...Full Bio

Devin O’Connor

Devin O’Connor (Moderator)
Deputy Director, Economic Research
Committee for Economic Development

Devin O’Connor is Deputy Director, Economic Research at the Committee for Economic Development.

Before joining CED, Devin was the Associate Director for Economic Policy at the Office of Management and Budget from 2015...Full Bio

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