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PRESS RELEASE
4-23-12

EEOC Asks for Teen Advice to Solve the Wage Gap

Agency’s Denver Field Office Invites Teenagers to Participate in Forum

DENVER -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is asking teenagers to weigh in on the heavy issues of equal pay and wage disparity.

On April 26, 2012, the EEOC will recognize the 20th anniversary of Take Your Child to Work Day by inviting teenagers to its Denver Field Office to participate in a dialogue for solutions on how to bridge the gender wage gap in America. 

Suggestions from this forum will be sent to the National Equal Pay Enforcement Task Force in Washington, D.C.  EEOC Chair Jacqueline Berrien is a member of that body, which is headed by Vice President Joe Biden.

“The EEOC believes that teenagers between the ages of 14 and 18 represent an unbiased group that may have the ability to solve a problem that has plagued generations,” said Denver EEOC Field Director Nancy Sienko.  “We want to hear what they have to say.”

The forum will take place from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at the EEOC’s Denver Field Office, 303 East 17th Avenue, Suite 410, Denver.  Participants will be asked to sign their names to a registration sheet, which will be kept for historical purposes.

All participants must register in advance at: http://bringyourteentoworkateeoc.eventbrite.com/?ref=enivtefor&invite=MTgwMzE2OS9wYXRyaWNpYS5tY21haG9uQGVlb2MuZ292LzA%3D&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformal&utm_term=attend

The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws against employment discrimination.  The EEOC’s Denver Field Office has jurisdiction for Colorado and Wyoming.  Further information is available at www.eeoc.gov