Better Employment and Training Strategies Task Force (BETS)

The Better Employment and Training Strategies Task Force, or BETS, was formed in November 2020 to develop recommendations for the Biden-Harris administration and Congress on critical workforce matters. The group started with fewer than 10 members and has grown to 40 experts.

The task force has five central workgroups tackling the biggest issues and leading conversations around improving the country’s employment and training system:

  • Unemployment insurance
  • Workforce development
  • Job quality
  • Youth employment
  • Federal jobs initiatives

According to the task force, the name BETS evokes the idea that “all BETS are off ” unless we build back “BETter” in the workforce arena.

Policy Briefs
Larry Good and Earl Buford, September 29, 2021.
Kisha Bird, Brent Parton, and Taylor White, May 18, 2021
Maureen Conway, Jeannine LaPrad, Amanda Cage, and Sarah Miller, April 15, 2021.
Mary Alice McCarthy, Carl Van Horn, and Michael Prebil, February 18, 2021.
Stephen A. Wandner and Christoper King, February 24, 2021 (revised March 16, 2021).
Carl Van Horn and Mary Alice McCarthy, March 3, 2021.
Larry Good and Earl Buford, March 22, 2021.