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Future of Work

The future of work offers both an opportunity and a challenge. If we prepare our workforce for the changing job market, technological progress will lead to new efficiencies and jobs, driving productivity and our economy forward. If we fail, our economy will suffer, and inequalities will get worse. 

Eighty-three percent of U.S. jobs that pay under $20/hour will soon be subject to automation. And 2.4 million new skilled manufacturing jobs could go unfilled by 2028. Our high schools are not producing a prepared workforce; business leaders are struggling to meet their employment demands. Because they cannot find enough talented graduates nearby, local companies are forced to look elsewhere. The solution starts in schools.

Students need basic technical skills, the ability to learn continuously, good judgment and teamwork, and self-reliance. They must be ready to move through jobs quicker, reskill when necessary, and take advantage of new technologies. 

Reports

Media

Briefing: Former U.S. Secretary of Education John King on K-12 Education and Workforce Development

Education, Future of Work

Briefing: U.S. Department of Commerce on Workforce Development

Education, Future of Work, ...

Briefing: Former IRS Commissioners on Shrinking the Tax Gap

Climate & Clean Energy, Diversity & Inclusion, ...

Briefing: White House Council on Environmental Quality’s Policy Priorities

Climate & Clean Energy, Diversity & Inclusion, ...

Briefing: The Power of Clean Slate Policies for Economic Development

Diversity & Inclusion, Future of Work, ...

Briefing: The American Jobs Plan and the American Families Plan

Climate & Clean Energy, Diversity & Inclusion, ...

Briefing: Building Our Infrastructure Back Better

Climate & Clean Energy, Future of Work, ...

Hiring for Skills and the Future of Work

Future of Work, Small Business

ARE OUR KIDS PREPARED FOR THE FUTURE OF WORK?

Education, Future of Work

Briefing: Manufacturing in the Heartland

Future of Work, Trade

Making the Business Case: Education Reform

Education, Future of Work

Briefing: Natalie Gould on the Future of Work

Education, Future of Work

BRIEFING: REP. HALEY STEVENS ON THE FUTURE OF WORK

Education, Future of Work

ANSWERING AMERICA: WILL AUTOMATION TAKE OUR JOBS?

Answering America, Future of Work

SOLUTIONS 2020: FUTURE OF WORK POLICY WORKING GROUP

Future of Work, Solutions 2020

SOLUTIONS 2020 CONFERENCE CALL: FUTURE OF WORK POLICY WORKING GROUP

Future of Work, Solutions 2020

CARMEL MARTIN ON THE FUTURE OF WORK

Future of Work

News & Events

STATEMENT FROM LIZ FAIRCHILD ON THE EMERGENCY TEMPORARY STANDARD ISSUED BY OSHA

Future of Work, Health Care

BRIEFING: FORMER SECRETARY KING ON K-12 EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Education, Future of Work

NEW REPORT: WILL AUTOMATION STEAL OUR JOBS?

Answering America, Future of Work

STATEMENT FROM LIZ FAIRCHILD ON THE BUILD BACK BETTER FRAMEWORK

Climate & Clean Energy, Diversity & Inclusion, ...

BUSINESS FORWARD ON THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION’S ONGOING EFFORT TO CLOSE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE AND ELIMINATE THE HOMEWORK GAP

Education, Future of Work, ...

Briefing: U.S. Department of Commerce on Workforce Development

Education, Future of Work, ...

STATEMENT FROM JIM DOYLE IN SUPPORT OF THE BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE FRAMEWORK

Climate & Clean Energy, Diversity & Inclusion, ...

NEW ISSUE BRIEF: RESHORING AMERICA: MANUFACTURING IN THE HEARTLAND

Future of Work, Trade

UPDATED REPORT ON OUR COVID-19 BROADBAND ECONOMY

Education, Future of Work, ...

180+ BUSINESS LEADERS SIGN IN SUPPORT OF THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN

Access to Capital, Climate & Clean Energy, ...

UPDATED REPORT ON CLOSING THE HOMEWORK GAP

Education, Future of Work, ...

Briefing: Building our Infrastructure Back Better

Climate & Clean Energy, Diversity & Inclusion, ...

Briefing: White House Briefing on the American Jobs Plan

Climate & Clean Energy, Diversity & Inclusion, ...

Briefing: Manufacturing in the Heartland

Future of Work, Trade

NEW REPORT ON THE HOMEWORK GAP

Education, Future of Work, ...

NEW REPORT ON WHAT BUSINESS LEADERS SAY ABOUT THE HOMEWORK GAP

Education, Future of Work, ...

Milwaukee 2020 virtual policy roundtables, August 17-20

Climate & Clean Energy, Diversity & Inclusion, ...

Briefing: John Bailey on Closing the Homework Gap during Covid-19

Education, Future of Work, ...

NEW TRAINING MANUAL AND PODCAST ON EDUCATION REFORM

Education, Future of Work

NEW REPORT ON HIGH SCHOOL AND THE FUTURE OF WORK

Education, Future of Work

NEW SURVEY REPORT ON THE FUTURE OF WORK

Education, Future of Work

For D.C. students, teach coding as a “language of power.”

Education, Future of Work

Rep. Stevens and Business Leaders Speak on Education Reform

Education, Future of Work

BRIEFING: REP. HALEY STEVENS ON THE FUTURE OF WORK

Education, Future of Work

Business Leaders Join XQ to Call for High Schools that Prepare Graduates for the Future of Work

Education, Future of Work