Jane Oates


Jane Oates is on the Executive Committee of WorkingNation, a news and content nonprofit that reports on the future of work. Before joining WorkingNation, Jane worked at the Apollo Education Group, managing Corporate Social Responsibility and working on linking the universities with employers through thought leadership events. She served as an Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Labor under Secretary Hilda Solis, overseeing the Workforce Investment Act programs, guest worker visas, unemployment insurance and Job Corps. She partnered with cities and states to strengthen local economies during the worst economic recession in recent decades. Jane became a national leader in education and workforce programs during her ten years with Senator Edward M. Kennedy on the US Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. She served as the Commissioner of the New Jersey Council of Higher Education under Jon Corzine.

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