In 2011, The Fedcap Group launched its first Solution Series addressing the employment of soldiers returning from war. Since that time, we have explored issues such as Cost/Benefits of Increasing Minimum Wage, Impact of Immigration on Business; Employment of the Previously Incarcerated; Leveraging the Talents of Older Workers as a Competitive Advantage; The Intersection of Economic and Workforce Development; Mental Illness and Addiction in the Workplace and many other critical issues of our times.
The format for the Solutions Series includes a moderated discussion by a panel of experts and Q&A from the audience.
Panelists have included nationally recognized individuals such as Congressman Patrick Kennedy; Luis Tejada-Vice President of Goya Foods; Shay Bilchik, Director of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University; Michael Weinstein, Economist and CEO of Impact Matters; Anna Oliveria, President of the New York Women’s Foundation; Jim Salazar, President of Clark Shoes; Doug Rausch, President of Trader Joes; staff from the US Chamber of Commerce; Commissioners of Child Welfare, DOL and Education; and many more.
While we do not expect to “solve” issues through our Solution Series, we do intend to begin substantive community conversations, and encourage panelists and audience participants to provide perspectives, insights and ideas around potential solutions to challenging business realities.