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These days, the U.S. economy generates an awful lot of bad jobs — jobs that pay low wages, lack good benefits, have unpredictable schedules, and often have few good prospects for advancement. MIT Sloan professor Paul Osterman wants to change that by finding ways to improve the jobs of low-wage workers.
Osterman, who is co-director of the MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research, has been studying labor markets, training programs, and public policy governing for years. He has looked at these issues from numerous vantage points, from conducting extensive academic research to writing books with titles such as “Good Jobs America: Making Work Better For Everyone,” to serving as a board member for nonprofits involved in training.