Ask Us Anything: The Importance of Job Quality in Recovery

July 8, 2020

Ask Us Anything Series: The Importance of Job Quality in Recovery—join the Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity for a conversation on the importance of job quality as economies reopen and workers consider their next career steps. We will be joined by the Good Jobs Institute’s Sarah Kalloch, executive director, and the National Fund for Workforce Solutions' Janice Urbanik, senior director for innovation and strategy. Come and learn from our experts what it means to offer a quality job, how the workforce development field can help advance more quality employment, and what strategies can be deployed to improve opportunities into the future.


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Sarah Kalloch

Executive Director @Good Jobs Institute

Sarah Kalloch is Executive Director of the Good Jobs Institute, whose mission is to help companies thrive by creating good jobs. She builds partnerships with companies looking to implement the Good Jobs Strategy and creates tools and resources to inspire and guide any organization that wants to transform from bad jobs to good jobs. Sarah previously spent more than a decade in international development at Oxfam America and Physicians for Human Rights. Sarah also spent a year in Uganda as a Michael Rockefeller Fellow, conducting research on gender and economics in fishing communities around Lake Victoria. Sarah graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Social Studies from Harvard. She received her MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, where she studied sustainable operations and won the Seley Scholarship for leadership, community contribution, and academic achievement.

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Janice Urbanik

Senior Director for Innovation and Strategy @National Fund for Workforce Solutions

Janice Urbanik is senior director for innovation and strategy at the National Fund for Workforce Solutions. She leverages her past experience as the executive director of Partners for a Competitive Workforce in Cincinnati to help other National Fund sites achieve their full potential. Janice also facilitates the Employer Roundtable of the Cincinnati Child Poverty Collaborative, where employers learn from other employers about the policies and practices they can implement to improve recruiting, retention, and advancement while also building competitive advantage in their industry. Janice and her work teams have been recognized nationally for their work assisting underrepresented populations to attain and retain employment in growing industry sectors in the region.