About the Event
This event is part of the Connecticut Policy Institute's Lunch Briefing and Policy Discussion series. Each briefing features 15-20 minutes of remarks from a featured presenter, followed by a period of Q&A and open discussion. The briefings are free and open to the public -- attendees may either bring their own lunch or purchase in advance a Panera salad or sandwich through the Connecticut Policy Institute for $12.00.
This briefing will discuss what it will take to get Connecticut employers hiring. Connecticut has seen almost no job growth in the last year, and our recovery from the economic recession has lagged far behind the rest of the country's. This presentation will review the reasons for that lagging job growth and what policies need to change in Hartford for employers to start hiring.
About the Presenter
John Rathgeber is president and chief executive officer of the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA), the state's leading business organization with more than 10,000 member companies. The association works to promote a healthy business climate, which encourages economic growth and job creation in the state.
Since joining CBIA in 1977 as a staff attorney, Rathgeber has served in a number of positions for the organization, including general counsel, executive vice president, and chief operating officer. He has also served on a number of public sector committees, councils and task forces concerning education, the economy, fiscal policy, transportation, health care, and the environment. Rathgeber received a bachelors degree from Colgate University in 1972 and a law degree from Suffolk University Law School in 1976.
The briefing will take place in Trumbull, CT (precise venue TBD) on August 6, 2013, beginning at 12:00 PM. The discussion will end no later than 1:30 PM.