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: Natalie Gould on the Future of Work

Education, Future of Work

ARE OUR KIDS PREPARED FOR 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

NEW REPORT ON HIGH SCHOOL AND THE FUTURE OF WORK

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