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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

Supporting the military connected community through philanthropy

6/15/2021
Enjoy this encore presentation of Work in Progress, originally produced for the SxSW EDU conference in Austin, Texas in March 2021. Craig Newmark is one of the original tech billionaires, having made his considerable fortune founding Craig’s List back in 1995. For the past five years, he has given away hundreds of millions of dollars […] The post Supporting the military connected community through philanthropy appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:19:47

Innovative investment tools financing economic mobility

6/8/2021
Joining me on the Work in Progress podcast this week is Tracy Palandjian, CEO and co-founder of the national nonprofit Social Finance. One of the big topics of discussion as we come out of the pandemic is how do we rethink ways in which to finance career readiness, helping job seekers afford to get the […] The post Innovative investment tools financing economic mobility appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:01:13:21

Inspiring educators, so adults succeed and communities thrive

6/1/2021
On this week’s Work in Progress podcast, my guest is Sharon Bonney, CEO of the Coalition of Adult Basic Education (COABE), which represents the nation’s system of adult educators. “There’s roughly 65,000 teachers and administrators in the workforce education system specifically focused on adult education, and there’s over 1.5 million adult learners that are participating […] The post Inspiring educators, so adults succeed and communities thrive appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:59:51

Nonprofit expands entrepreneurship program for adults looking to restart their careers

5/25/2021
For more than 30 years, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship—also known as NFTE—has been sharing the power of entrepreneurship to youth in low-income communities. Last summer, in the midst of the unemployment crisis brought on by COVID-19, the program quickly expanded to offer help to out of work adults seeking a way to get the tools […] The post Nonprofit expands entrepreneurship program for adults looking to restart their careers appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:01:12:10

Closing the opportunity gap in the post-COVID workforce

5/18/2021
In this episode of Work in Progress, Peter Callstrom, president & CEO of San Diego Workforce Partnership, joins me to talk about closing the opportunity gap in the post-COVID workforce. The Workforce Partnership does workforce development, talent development, and skills development for all 3.4 million residents and employers in the San Diego Country region. According […] The post Closing the opportunity gap in the post-COVID workforce appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:01:19:22

Help wanted: 29 million workers with cloud computing skills

5/11/2021
Let’s start with a definition: cloud computing is a way to store and access computer data and programs via the internet. That’s an easy definition for an industry that annually generates $321 billion dollars in business worldwide, as well as millions of skilled, good-paying jobs. Amazon Web Services is the leading provider of these cloud […] The post Help wanted: 29 million workers with cloud computing skills appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:21:07

Military medics face obstacles in transition to civilian health care jobs

5/3/2021
For many veterans who served as medics or hospital corpsman in the military, finding a civilian job can be a challenge. By one estimate, half of those talented veterans now looking for work in the health care industry are being turned away. While they have the training and experience from their time in the service, […] The post Military medics face obstacles in transition to civilian health care jobs appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:01:13:06

Neurodiversity: Transforming hiring, transforming lives

4/27/2021
Every brain works a little bit differently, and it’s those differences that make us unique. A growing number of employers are realizing that those differences add as-yet untapped value and skills to the workplace, and so they are actively recruiting from the neurodivergent community. Among the leaders in this movement is Hiren Shukla, the global head […] The post Neurodiversity: Transforming hiring, transforming lives appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:26:25

The digital divide is disenfranchising jobseekers and students

4/20/2021
“The internet is no longer this perceived privilege, or some convenience, it is truly fundamental to one’s quality of life and our society at large. The internet has become this new superhighway connecting businesses, and health care, and education, and students.” Scott Pulsipher is the president of Western Governors University, the highly-respected, fully-online university that […] The post The digital divide is disenfranchising jobseekers and students appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:25:55

Career opportunities within reach, no degree required

4/13/2021
In this episode of the Work in Progress podcast, my guest is Lisa Gevelber, the founder and vice president of Grow with Google, Google’s training initiative which is helping people gain tech skills for in-demand jobs in today’s economy. Gevelber says there are millions of American workers without a college degree who feel like good […] The post Career opportunities within reach, no degree required appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:27:48

Training and upskilling older workers is crucial in the recovery

4/6/2021
In this episode of Work in Progress, my guest Ramsey Alwin, president and CEO of the National Council on Aging, and I discuss how to make sure older workers aren’t left behind in the post-pandemic economic recovery. The soaring unemployment over the past year has hit many workers hard, especially older workers, who often face […] The post Training and upskilling older workers is crucial in the recovery appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:25:15

A skilled workforce, good jobs, and investing in equitable outcomes

3/30/2021
In this episode of Work in Progress, my guest is Amanda Cage, the president and CEO of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions. The nonprofit is a national network of innovators and implementers in workforce development, says Cage, with a shared goal of collaborating with workers, employers, and communities to advance a skilled workforce, promote […] The post A skilled workforce, good jobs, and investing in equitable outcomes appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:22:08

Unlocking capital, unlocking 1M businesses and 9M jobs

3/23/2021
In this week’s Work in Progress podcast, I speak with Gregory Johnson, managing director of The Rockefeller Foundation’s U.S. Equity and Economic Opportunity Initiative. The mission of The Rockefeller Foundation, says Greg Johnson, is to fight for vulnerable families who have been locked out of economic prosperity here at home and abroad. He says it crucially […] The post Unlocking capital, unlocking 1M businesses and 9M jobs appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:22:54

Future of Work Grand Challenge finalists: Top 15 ideas for an equitable economy

3/16/2021
In this week’s Work in Progress podcast, I speak with Dr. Angela Jackson, managing partner at New Profit and the leader of the nonprofit’s Future of Work Initiative. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the country and economy, New Profit was working to fund programs and initiatives geared toward making sure everyone has equal access […] The post Future of Work Grand Challenge finalists: Top 15 ideas for an equitable economy appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:43:26

Philanthropy is about ‘fairness, opportunity, and respect’

3/9/2021
Craig Newmark is one of the original tech billionaires, having made his considerable fortune founding Craig’s List back in 1995. For the past five years, he has given away hundreds of millions of dollars through his Craig Newmark Philanthropies to causes ranging from veteran homelessness to women in tech to supporting teachers to food insecurity […] The post Philanthropy is about ‘fairness, opportunity, and respect’ appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:19:47

Come for the coding, stay because of the community

3/5/2021
WorkingNation partnered with Cognizant U.S. Foundation to explore solutions to the lack of diversity in the tech industry and share those stories in a series of podcasts and articles. This is the final part of the six-part series. If you missed one of the previous stories, you can find them all here on WorkingNation.com. “Community […] The post Come for the coding, stay because of the community appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:45:13

These are the jobs and skills that will drive the recovery

3/2/2021
In this episode of Work in Progress, Matt Sigelman, the CEO of Burning Glass, joins me to discuss which jobs and skills will dominate the post-pandemic economic recovery, one he says will create as many as 18 million jobs over the next five years. Burning Glass is an analytics company that provides real-time data on […] The post These are the jobs and skills that will drive the recovery appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:01:17:59

Putting workers at the center of the future of work discussion

2/23/2021
In this episode of the Work in Progress podcast, my guest is Sarita Gupta, the director of the Ford Foundation‘s Future of Work(ers) program. The organization takes a critical look at how emerging technologies continue to change the way we work—both the skills we need and the tasks we perform—as well the very definition of […] The post Putting workers at the center of the future of work discussion appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:25:25

Expanding Opportunities in Tech: A civil rights issue

2/19/2021
WorkingNation has partnered with Cognizant U.S. Foundation to explore solutions to the lack of diversity in the tech industry in a series of podcasts and articles. We’re sharing these stories every Friday through early March here on WorkingNation.com. You don’t always need a four-year degree to become a software developer. You need the skills. And […] The post Expanding Opportunities in Tech: A civil rights issue appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:15:05

Maneuvering the credential maze: 967,734 and counting

2/16/2021
With so many people out of work and looking for a job, it’s understandable that jobseekers are looking for an edge in the hiring process, something that will signal to potential employers the value they bring to the job. And that’s lead to the post-secondary education market being flooded with credentials—at least 967,734 and counting, […] The post Maneuvering the credential maze: 967,734 and counting appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:01:06:11