Rosario Dawson, Will.i.am, Gene Sperling, Jullian Castro Confirmed Panelists for DNC Job Creation Event
Star power is in the Carolinas – and it’s all to formulate possible solutions on job creation. Arianna Huffington and The Huffington Post, joined by NBC News, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Starbucks, The MCJ Amelior Foundation, The Ford Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, The Skoll Foundation, City Year, Opportunity Nation, OurTime, Purpose, Startup America, StartUpHire,Valencia College, Venture for America and Year Up team up with notable panelists to discucss job-creating at the DNC.
Opportunity: What Is Working – A Bipartisan Search for Solutions to the Jobs Crisis is an exhibition showcasing social entrepreneurs, small businesses, and innovative ideas that provide skills and training to create jobs.
The lunch panel discussion moderated by Tom Brokaw focusing on concrete job-creation initiatives, as well as big ideas for future job growth will include panelists Gene Sperling (National Economic Council Director), Julian Castro (San Antonio Mayor and Democratic keynote speaker),will.i.am, Rosario Dawson (actress and Voto Latino founder), and Huffington Post Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington.
The event takes place on Wednesday, September 5th at the Ritz-Carlton from noon to 5:30 p.m.
With 15,000 credentialed media present, the conventions in Tampa and Charlotte present a unique opportunity to put the spotlight on solutions, innovative ideas and the men and women who are actually creating jobs.
“There is nothing left-wing or right-wing about caring for the millions of Americans who are unemployed, or those who are unable to find available jobs because they lack the necessary training.” Read Arianna’s blog post about Opportunity: What Is Working to learn more.
More than 20 million Americans are currently unemployed or underemployed. At the same time, there are more than 3 million jobs that have not been filled because applicants don’t have the right skills or training.This event plans to focus on what is working – the opportunities that are available, the surpluses of creativity, ingenuity and compassion that can be poured into job creation.