The Institute for Work and the Economy is an independent, not-for-profit think tank operated under the direction of a national board of directors. The mission of the Institute is to recognize and address emerging issues in workforce development policy and management and to develop novel solutions and strategies for resolving structural problems facing the workforce system. It provides early warning and guidance to policy makers, opinion leaders and funders supporting workforce development on issues just over the horizon.
The Institute is staffed full-time by its Executive Director and involves a network of fellows from workforce and economic development. Our design is to maintain a small core staff and work in multi-institutional collaborations on all projects. The Institute was housed at and supported by Northern Illinois University from its inception in 2000 through September 2007. It now functions as a standalone organization.
See the Institute's blog: http://workandeconomy.wordpress.com
Institute for Work & the Economy
Office: 70 East Lake Street, Suite 1700, Chicago, Illinois, 60601-5930
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4061, Oak Park, IL 60303-4061 Phone: 312.332.8508 Fax: 773.681.7028 Blog: http://workandeconomy.wordpress.com