Employment instability increases the struggles that low-income families go through in trying to meet basic needs such as food, housing, health care, child care and transportation. Engaging public and private sector leaders, particularly employers, in developing and implementing strategies that improve the opportunity for low-wage workers to achieve employment stability will result in public and private sector actions that benefit both families and employers. The Southern Institute on Children and Families is successfully engaging leaders from the business community in the development and promotion of public and private sector actions that will improve employment stability in the low-wage workforce.
The Southern Business Leadership Council (SBLC) is a unique effort initiated by the Southern Institute to engage business leaders in the development and promotion of public and private sector strategies to address barriers to stable employment in the low-wage workforce and to achieve greater opportunities for child development. The SBLC is co-chaired by former United States Secretary of Education and former South Carolina Governor Richard W. Riley and Wachovia Executive Vice President Anne Doss. SBLC members represent businesses, corporate philanthropy and local, state and national business organizations.
Please explore the SBLC section of our Web site to learn more about the Southern Institute’s efforts to improve employment stability in the low-wage workforce.