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Unlike any other time in our history, we have to know that staying in school and getting an education is the most important thing you can do. Alexis Herman#Education 263
Alexis Herman#Education 263
Well, I tell young people to be successful today that, first of all, that what you learn today directly impacts what you earn tomorrow. This is a knowledge-based economy. Alexis Herman#Directly 70
Alexis Herman#Directly 70
This can not be about a race to the bottom. Alexis Herman#Bottom 58
Alexis Herman#Bottom 58
The fact of the matter is, this is a very dynamic economy we have, and in this dynamic economy, you have a lot of job gains, but you also have job loss. Alexis Herman#Dynamic 45
Alexis Herman#Dynamic 45
The public sector certainly includes the Department of Labor. Those are jobs that are available. They are open and they are good paying jobs. The government as a whole has been actually retrenching under President Clinton's leadership. Alexis Herman#Leadership 37
Alexis Herman#Leadership 37
To me, it is a process, a process that starts with raising awareness, engaging international partners on this issue, and being committed to a different course of action. Alexis Herman#Action 36
Alexis Herman#Action 36
We have had actually a decline in government service overall, but the growth is in high-tech areas, specialty areas in the Labor Department and other departments. Alexis Herman#Areas 25
Alexis Herman#Areas 25
Really, the potential for, first of all, any college graduate today is enormously good. These are good times for anyone with a college degree today, particularly African Americans. With a college degree today, you really breach the unemployment rate. Alexis Herman#Graduation 24
Alexis Herman#Graduation 24
It is very important that our young people have constructive early work experiences. But it is equally important that their jobs are safe and complement their education, rather than complete it. Alexis Herman#Complement 18
Alexis Herman#Complement 18
Education is important because, first of all, people need to know that discrimination still exists. It is still real in the workplace, and we should not take that for granted. Alexis Herman#Education 18
Alexis Herman#Education 18
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