Workforce Mosaic Summit July 12 to Feature Secretary of Labor

Jul 6, 2011
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Workforce Mosaic Summit July 12 to Feature Secretary of Labor

SHRM underwrites National Journal LIVE eventon trends in America’s workforce

WASHINGTON — America’s workforce is being shaped by three converging trends: rapid growth in the non-white population, baby boomers who are staying in the workforce longer, and veterans returning from the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. As employers face unique challenges with recruitment, hiring and retention of a highly and technically skilled workforce, understanding this mosaic becomes more important than ever.

The Workforce Mosaic summit will bring together a panel of experts to explore policy solutions to help strengthen the U.S. workforce as its composition evolves.

Hilda Solis, U.S. secretary of labor, will be the keynote speaker for the event on July 12, 2011, to be held at Newseum, Knight Broadcast Studio from 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. The event will be hosted by National Journal and underwritten by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

SHRM recently re-launched, a resource featuring the latest workforce and workplace trends, expert commentary and public policy information — as well as a regularly updated Next blog. Whether it’s analyzing how health care policy changes affect organizations’ bottom lines or discussing the effect that workplace flexibility incentives have on productivity, is Washington’s go-to site for the latest on workforce and workplace issues.

Who: Keynote: Hilda Solis, U.S. secretary of labor 

Moderator: Ronald Brownstein, editorial director, National Journal


  • Esther Aguilera, president & CEO, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
  • Sandy Boyd, vice president of strategic communications and outreach, Achieve
  • Kathleen Christensen, program director, Workplace, Work Force and Working Families, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • William Frey, senior fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution
  • Edward Vitalos, principal and founder, Grey Wave Ltd.
  • Michael Walcoff, deputy undersecretary for benefits, Department of Veteran Affairs

What: The Workforce Mosaic

Where: Newseum
             Knight Broadcast Studio (Please use the C Street group entrance)
             555 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
             Washington, DC 20001​

When: Tuesday, July 12, 2011
            8 a.m. – Registration
            8:30 –10:45 a.m. – Program

For more information or to register, contact Jordan Hostetter of the National Journal at 202-266-7578 or

About the Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in more than 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India. Visit SHRM Online at and follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.

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