Major Push for Hill Diversity & Black Jobs Numbers + Economic Studies: Future of Work

March 4, 2019
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The Joint Center started the year off by participating in a panel at the Data for Black Lives conference, and we continued our diversity push amid the robust staff hiring season on the Hill.

Economic Studies: Future of Work
Black Jobs: The Joint Center’s Workforce Director Harin Contractor held his monthly Twitter discussion on Black jobs. Learn more here. https://jointcenter.org/tags/behind-numbers-monthly-twitter-discussion-black-jobs

Agriculture: Harin also participated in a workshop on agriculture at The Aspen Institute’s Future of Work Initiative. More details here. https://jointcenter.org/blog/joint-centers-workforce-policy-director-joins-aspen-institutes-future-work-initiative-workshop

The Joint Center’s Economic Policy Director Jessica Fulton moderated a panel at the Data For Black Lives Conference. Watch it here.

Vox argues the “skills gap” doesn’t exist. Read here.

Apprenticeship coalition: Walmart, SoftBank Robotics, and Toyota joined Consumer Technology Association and IBM to launch an “apprenticeship coalition” which will provide “on-the-job training programs.” Learn more about it here.

Automation in the Hotel Industry: The Atlantic reported on Marriott International employees who are feeling the effects of automation. Read about it here.

#WOCinTech: Kapor Center’s Senior Research Associate Frieda McAlear wrote about the challenges faced by women of color in tech. Read here.

The Next Generation: PBS examined how colleges can adapt to prepare students for an ever-changing workforce, including careers that don’t exist yet. Read here.

Work is Changing: AARP’s Director of Thought Leadership and Financial Resilience Ramsey Alwin wrote on the future of work’s effect on workers and social insurance. Read here.

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