03/22/2023: Reimagining Job Quality Measurement

Reimagining Job Quality Measurement

About the webinar:

For too long, the US has measured the health of our economy by counting the total number of jobs, not whether these are good, dignified jobs that provide financial stability and a ladder to opportunity. As we rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reimagine our measurement systems to more accurately reflect working peoples’ experiences and aspirations. This presentation will lift up findings from the Reimagining Job Quality Measurement report, including bold, actionable recommendations for government, philanthropy, business, and the nonprofit sector to strengthen how we collect, connect and use data to tell a fuller story about the economy and the experiences of the workers who power it.

The report was developed by the Job Quality Measurement Initiative, a collaboration between the Families and Workers Fund, Ford Foundation, Irvine Foundation, Lumina Foundation, Omidyar Network, Schmidt Futures, and the U.S. Department of Labor, along with more than 70 data and measurement experts.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss how we define a “good job,” and how to attach quantifiable metrics to this definition

  • Describe the landscape of current job quality measurement systems, and identify gaps and opportunities to strengthen how we capture data about worker experience

  • Review 10 Big Ideas to Transform Job Quality Measurement, a set of bold, actionable steps recommended by the 70+ experts in the Job Quality Measurement Initiative

  • Identify demonstration projects and research initiatives to continue to advance efforts to measure good work

Jenny Weissbourd, MBA, MPA

Jenny Weissbourd leads the Families and Workers Fund’s grantmaking and government partnerships to deliver economic mobility-boosting jobs. She brings more than a decade of experience strengthening workforce development and job quality, most recently as associate director of the Workforce Strategies Initiative at the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Jenny holds an MBA from MIT, where she worked with the Institute for Work and Employment Research, and an MPA from Harvard, where she served as a policy fellow to Governor Gina Raimondo.


The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 Contact Hour. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Certificates of Completion

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In order to recieve your Certificate of Completion, qualified learners must complete the post-webinar evaluation within 7 days of the webinar. A link to the evaluation will be emailed to qualified learners 24 hours after the webinar via no-reply@zoom.us. Qualified learners who submit their evaluation will receive a Certificate of Completion via email, and can also print/save the certificate from their browser after submitting their evaluation.

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If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact Michelle Meyer at (510) 642-8365 or mmeyer@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail) with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.