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  • Type:Special Event
  • Date:June 24, 2015
  • Time:11:30 a.m. Mountain Time
  • Venue:
    Arizona State University Downtown Phoenix Campus, Phoenix, Arizona

Markle Foundation CEO and President Zoë Baird will join Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, LinkedIn Co-Founder Allen Blue, Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow, Walmart Foundation Senior Director Julie Gehrki, representatives of the Maricopa Community College System, edX, and Arizona Public Service to announce an innovative effort to build a 21st century digital labor market that connects jobseekers, employers, and educational providers. This cutting edge partnership will help middle-skill jobseekers in Phoenix gain access to meaningful career opportunities, and provide local employers with a more qualified workforce. Phoenix will be one of the first cities in the country to participate.

Who:
Zoë Baird, CEO and President, Markle Foundation
Allen Blue, Co-Founder of LinkedIn
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton
Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow
Dr. Ernest Lara, President, Estrella Mountain Community College
Julie Gehrki, Senior Director, Walmart Foundation
Ty Freeland, Manager Talent Acquisition, Arizona Public Service

Where:
Arizona State University Downtown Phoenix Campus
The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
1st Amendment Forum, 555 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Press release:
Markle Partners with City of Phoenix, LinkedIn, Arizona State University, Maricopa Community College System, edX, and Local Employers to Launch Rework America Connected and Build a 21st Century Digital Labor Market for Middle-Skill Jobseekers

Rework America Connected is now known as Skillful.