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Future of Work – What are the prospects for improving the lot of US workers?

What are the prospects for improving the lot of US workers in the 21st century? This introduction to the topic examines the most important US labor market trends of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, considers their causes and likely future trends; and then explores policies that might improve these outcomes. The most important … Continue reading

The future of Work in Turkey – Average levels of automation are 20 to 25 percent by 2030

A new report, Future of work: Turkey’s talent transformation in the digital era, dives deeper on the issues. It examines the impact of productivity growth driven by automation, AI, and digital technologies on different sectors and occupations. It also addresses the opportunities that will emerge to transform Turkey’s talent marketplace and the challenges that the … Continue reading

Future of Work – Demand for both “digital” and “human” factors is driving growth

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is creating demand for millions of new jobs, with vast new opportunities for fulfilling people’s potential and aspirations. However, in order to turn these opportunities into reality, new sources of data and innovative approaches to understand emerging jobs and skills, as well as to empower effective and coordinated large-scale action are … Continue reading

The future of Work – The new social contract in the 21st century

In a report, The social contract in the 21st century: Outcomes so far for workers, consumers, and savers in advanced economies, the McKinsey Global Institute takes an in-depth look at changes in 22 advanced economies in Asia, Europe, and North America, covering 57 percent of global GDP. Among the findings: while opportunities for work have … Continue reading

The Future of Work – Three challenges and a government blueprint

Digital and artificial intelligence technologies will likely have a substantial economic and social impact. Governments can act now to create shared prosperity and better lives for all citizens. Three challenges While automation has the potential to boost economic growth, it poses some key challenges to the nature of work. The public senses this shift. In … Continue reading

Future of Work – The challenge is not that they create too few jobs, but rather that too few workers have the skills

The challenge that all new technologies pose is not that they create too few jobs, but rather that too few workers have the skills to fill them. Just as some jobs benefit from the new technologies, while others become obsolete, so, too, some skills become more valuable, while others are substitutable. The automobile boosted the … Continue reading

Future of Work – 18 to 34 hold almost 40% of the US jobs that could disappear in the next decade

With each passing year, parents are getting more worried about how their children will fare once it’s time to take that step from school to the workforce. They have good reason to fret. Some 17 million Americans under age 30—about one third of the under-30 population—are saddled with student debt. Many are worried about their … Continue reading

Future of Work and Mega Trends – How do you feel about them ?

Technological breakthroughs Rapid advances in technological innovation Automation, robotics and AI are advancing quickly, dramatically changing the nature and number of jobs available. Technology has the power to improve our lives, raising productivity, living standards and average life span, and free people to focus on personal fulfilment. But it also brings the threat of social … Continue reading

Work Futures – Disruptive automation is the number one cause

Economics is driving changes in work practices and productivity pushed forward by growing use of artificial intelligence, demographic changes and business model changes. Disruptive automation is the number one cause of this dramatic shift especially since technology engaged and enabled Millennials, will be the majority in the global workforce very soon. Chosen excerpts by Job … Continue reading

The Geography of the Future of Work in US – A mosaic of local economies on diverging trajectories

A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute, The future of work in America: People and places, today and tomorrow (PDF–4.41MB), analyzes more than 3,000 US counties and 315 cities and finds they are on sharply different paths. Automation is not happening in a vacuum, and the health of local economies today will affect their … Continue reading

Future of Work – Computerization of white collar jobs

For centuries, advances in labor-saving technology have been met with fear that such technology will eliminate jobs. In the computer era, seminal work by Autor, Levy, and Murnane (2003) clarified that certain jobs are most at risk from technology, in particular so-called routine jobs which are made up of tasks most easily substituted for by … Continue reading

The Future of Work and Skills – The case of the South Eastern Europe and Turkey (SEET), Eastern Partnership (EaP), Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) and Central Asia

The objective of this Issues Paper is to analyse the impact of global developments on skills demand in the ETF’s partner countries and discuss implications for policy reforms to manage the transition of education, training and lifelong learning systems of the future. A team of international and national experts contributed to the paper by (i) … Continue reading

The Future of Work and Skills Acquisition – A shift in mindset is needed

With rapid changes—both technological and in the organization of work—this new study finds that workers are extremely concerned about the profound impact of technologcal changes in their jobs (and whether they will even have a job in the future), with two-thirds of respondents seeing their job changing significantly at least every five years because of … Continue reading

Future of Work and Anxiety in Canada – Who is fearful of automation ?

Who is fearful of automation and what do they want politicians to do about it? This paper finds a correlation between Canadians’ fear of job losses from automation and populist and nativist views—but also that Canadians favour traditional government policy approaches to job disruption, such as retraining, more than radical measures such as reducing immigration. … Continue reading

Future of Work – Voices of Youth

What are young people’s hopes and vision for the Future of Work? Students from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, in Geneva, share their thoughts. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  International Youth Day: Voices of Youth on the Future of Work

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