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The future of work is changing. Are you ready?

The future of work is changing. Are you ready?

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The future of work is changing. Are you ready?

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English

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Episodes

Bridge builders have an important role in a post-COVID recovery

1/19/2021
“In general, we continue to have this real disconnect between supply and demand for skilled workers.” In this week’s Work in Progress podcast, I talk with Ben Wildavsky, the senior vice president of National Engagement for Strada Education Network. Wildavsky says over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic recession, and even in […] The post Bridge builders have an important role in a post-COVID recovery appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:35:39

Employer investment in workers pays off for everyone

1/12/2021
All this month, we’re taking a deep dive into the findings in our WorkingNation American Workers Survey. In this Work in Progress podcast, we look at the role businesses play in upskilling the workforce with the skills needed for a good job or career. My guest is Jaime Fall, executive director of UpSkill America, which […] The post Employer investment in workers pays off for everyone appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:29:23

Keeping the American Dream within reach

1/5/2021
Even before COVID-19, there was a ongoing disruption in the workforce. Millions of jobs were already being impacted by changes in technology—AI and machine learning and more. Globalization and longevity were also changing the makeup of the workforce and the types of skills that employers valued in an employee—and demanded. The cracks in the system […] The post Keeping the American Dream within reach appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:23:52

The pandemic exposed cracks in our workforce development ecosystem

12/29/2020
There’s a lot of discussion around the challenges workers and jobseekers are going to face in 2021 as we navigate a jobs recovery that lifts up everyone. So many questions: Do workers have the skills they need for the jobs that will be coming back? Are workers getting the training they need to compete for […] The post The pandemic exposed cracks in our workforce development ecosystem appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:01:07:17

Closing the urban-rural digital divide

12/22/2020
My guest this week on the Work in Progress podcast is Matt Dunne, the founder and executive director of the Center on Rural Innovation. The Center on Rural Innovation (CORI) is a national nonprofit that Dunne describes as an “action tank dedicated to closing the urban-rural economic divide.” He says the focus is on building […] The post Closing the urban-rural digital divide appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:01:13:26

Making career navigation more transparent and more accessible

12/15/2020
My guest this week on the Work in Progress podcast is Maria Flynn, the president and CEO of JFF, a nonprofit working to accelerate the alignment and transformation of the American workforce and education systems with the goal of equal access to economic advancement for all. As we are all aware, COVID-19 has created a […] The post Making career navigation more transparent and more accessible appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:27:45

Coursera: The power of online training to close the skills gap

12/8/2020
Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of online learning platform Coursera, is my guest in this episode of the Work in Progress podcast. Founded in 2012 by two Stanford computer science professors, the company is now one of the biggest online training platforms in the world. Early in the pandemic, Coursera decided to help people losing their jobs […] The post Coursera: The power of online training to close the skills gap appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:32:19

Leveraging higher ed to help veterans and military families

11/30/2020
As WorkingNation wraps up its November deep focus on veterans and work, this episode of the Work in Progress podcast looks at the role a Syracuse University-based initiative has played in bridging the gap between military service and civilian work for tens of thousands of men and women for almost a decade. Since 2011, the […] The post Leveraging higher ed to help veterans and military families appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:26:34

Rebuilding the learning ecosystem for the future of work

11/24/2020
The way we work is constantly changing. Technology is eliminating many of the more repetitive skills in all our jobs. There’s more emphasis being placed on cognitive—human—skills. And, we’re all working longer than we probably thought we would when we first entered the workforce. “Most of our workforce is actually staying in for much longer […] The post Rebuilding the learning ecosystem for the future of work appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:01:17:02

A call to action: Upskilling can’t happen in a bubble

11/17/2020
Changes in the workforce are accelerating faster than expected, fueled partly by the emergence of the COVID-19 global pandemic. A new study from the World Economic Forum forecasts that by 2025, 50% of the world’s employees will need reskilling. According to the study released last month: 43% of businesses surveyed indicate that they are set […] The post A call to action: Upskilling can’t happen in a bubble appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:30:13

Serving the country on the frontlines, at home and abroad

11/1/2020
This month, WorkingNation highlights stories about veterans and work with a series of articles, videos, podcasts, and a new digital magazine, Inquire Within. For Col. Ralph Layman, an Army surgeon, joining the Army Reserves served multiple purposes. It helped pay for his medical degree. It appealed to his sense of adventure. And it satisfied his desire […] The post Serving the country on the frontlines, at home and abroad appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:15:33

REBOOT Camp: Reverse engineering the return to civilian life

11/1/2020
This month, WorkingNation highlights stories about veterans and work with a series of articles, videos, podcasts, and a new digital magazine, Inquire Within. Troubled by unemployment, homelessness, and other issues sometimes associated with the military-to-civilian transition, U.S. Navy veteran Maurice Wilson took a military approach to the problems. His 10-year-old REBOOT Workshop is modeled after the […] The post REBOOT Camp: Reverse engineering the return to civilian life appeared first...

Duration:00:29:51

Walmart’s commitment to hiring veterans and military spouses

11/1/2020
This month, WorkingNation highlights stories about veterans and work with a series of articles, videos, podcasts, and a new digital magazine, Inquire Within. This summer, Walmart surpassed a goal it set for itself seven years ago: hiring 250,000 new veteran associates. It’s just part of the commitment the retailer has returning service men and women […] The post Walmart’s commitment to hiring veterans and military spouses appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:27:06

Why you should consider a job in manufacturing

10/27/2020
September was a good month for manufacturing workers, with more than 66,000 jobs added back to the economy, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Still, there is a long way to go to restore the industry workforce to pre-COVID levels—there are 647,000 fewer manufacturing jobs than there were before the pandemic started. The gains […] The post Why you should consider a job in manufacturing appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:01:03:24

Postsecondary education and training are vital to mobility

10/20/2020
While the number of jobs being added to the workforce is still small compared to the number of people still out of work, there is some movement. Notably, manufacturing has made some gains with more than 66,000 new hires in September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Most of these jobs require a certain […] The post Postsecondary education and training are vital to mobility appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:01:09:26

An unprecedented upskilling challenge

10/13/2020
Millions of people remain out of work as we head into the last part of the year. A new nonprofit—born out of this economic and health crisis—is working to help workers who have lost jobs or wages find their way back into the workforce. Rather than push workers back into jobs just like the ones they […] The post An unprecedented upskilling challenge appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:01:20:47

The shift toward human work and what it means for society

10/6/2020
“The role of workers in being transformed by automation and artificial intelligence.” This could sound like a dire warning about the future of work. Instead, Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, issues it as a challenge. A challenge that we can—and must—rise to. “There’s been a lot of discussion about whether or not […] The post The shift toward human work and what it means for society appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:24:58

Protecting the vulnerable worker now will speed up economic recovery

9/16/2020
Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning economist and Columbia University professor, is my guest on this episode of Work in Progress. The ability of the economy to return to where it was at the end of 2019 is going to become more and more difficult—and the long-term effects on the economy will be more devastating—if we don’t […] The post Protecting the vulnerable worker now will speed up economic recovery appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:20:23

New Profit is looking for, and funding, reskilling innovators

9/10/2020
Angela Jackson is the future of work lead at New Profit, a venture philanthropy firm which invests in social entrepreneurs who are thinking about how to break down barriers between people and opportunities in the United States. Jackson leads the $15 million future of work global fund. “The spirit behind it (the fund) is to […] The post New Profit is looking for, and funding, reskilling innovators appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:29:37

Valuing the skills learned on the job

9/5/2020
Of the 63 million essential jobs nationally 42 million are filled by STARs, workers who are Skilled Through Alternative Routes. These are generally people with high school diplomas who’ve been mastering new skills in the jobs they occupy and through alternatives to higher education. Byron Auguste is the co-founder of Opportunity@Work, a nonprofit whose mission […] The post Valuing the skills learned on the job appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:25:30