The September issue of our Corporate Voices for Working Families electronic newsletter features an article by Heather Higginbottom, Deputy Director of President Obama’s Domestic Policy Council.

Here’s from the article:

In an increasingly competitive global economy, America’s success will depend on the skills of our workforce. And the skill level required to compete is rising. In the coming years, jobs requiring at least an associate degree are projected to grow twice as fast as those requiring no college experience.

To meet this economic imperative, President Obama has asked every American to commit to at least one year of higher education or career training. He has set a new national goal – by 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.

The newsletter also features an article about our Best Companies for Hourly Workers project.

And in the newsletter we introduce Sara Toland, who recently joined Corporate Voices as Senior Manager for Workforce Readiness, Business and Community Engagement.