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Monday, February 1 • 13:45 - 14:15
(On-demand session released) Low-wage Workers: Learnings in a Time of Pandemic – 45 minutes

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Job losses as a result of COVID 19 impacted low-wage workers disproportionatly and in the early days of the pandemic it was aknowledged that recovery for these workers would likely take longer and be more precarious. This session will: share stories and learnings of how crisis impacted low-wage workers, review the impact of different interventions and suggest future policy directions.

Learning Outcomes:
  • The experieces of low-wage earners in a crisis
  • The efficacy of "helping" interventions
  • A vision for a different workforce system

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Mandie Abrams

Executive Director, Hospitality Workers Training Centre
Mandie Abrams has enjoyed a 20+year career in the non-profit sector. Many of those years have been spent in the field of workforce development. Currently Mandie is the Executive Director of the Hospitality Workers Training Centre.
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Ghazal Niknazar

Project Manager, Hospitality Workers Training Centre
Ghazal Niknazar is a researcher and project manager with over 15 years of experience in the field of adult education and training – both at program level as well as on research and policy fronts.


Monday February 1, 2021 13:45 - 14:15 EST