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In the Media

How Coker Graham's teenage job as a waitress launched her career

Philly.com — 01/20/2016

Julie Coker Graham, the new leader of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, is an illustration of the importance of teen employment. Folks like labor economist Paul Harrington at Drexel University's Center for Labor Markets and Policy say that teen employment connects young people to the workforce and that early employment is an indicator of later financial success. That's just how it worked for Coker Graham. Read More

Wawa and Sheetz to raise wages for convenience store employees

Philly Voice — 01/20/2016

Sheetz and Wawa are competing for more than just customers. The two Pennsylvania-based convenience stores both have increased wages to compete for workers as well, reports the Morning Call. Read More

Convenience stores improve wages in battle for employees

ReadingEagle.com — 01/14/2016

While two of Pennsylvania’s leading convenience stores increased hourly wages this week, Ontelaunee Township-based Redner's Markets said Thursday it has been making pay increases. Read More

Downsizing: Knowing when it’s time to move on

The Boston Globe — 01/08/2016

Pick up a design magazine or scan the real estate section of the local newspaper and you’ll probably find something about downsizing. But the word means different things to different people. Ask a realtor, and she or he will probably tell you that downsizing isn’t what it used to be. Instead of moving into smaller, less expensive spaces, some people are trading up and starting over. Read More

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Public Speaking & Presenting

Economic and Labor Market Developments and Outlook

“America at Full-employment? Understanding Labor Market Imbalances in the Context of Sluggish Economic Growth”, Lutheran Financial Managers Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 5, 2015.

Workforce Development

“The Landscape of Career and Technical Education and Workforce Development in Philadelphia,” YouthBoard Philly, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 12, 2015.

Higher Education

Career and Technical Education Teachers, Edison High School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 19, 2015

Disability, Higher Education, and the Labor Market

“Understanding Employer Risk in Recruiting, Screening and Hiring,” DisAbility Jobs Summit, Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission, October 8, 2013.

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