Future of Work

The Joint Center’s future of work program is focused on identifying the challenges and opportunities of the changing nature of work for Black communities. See below for research, analysis, and activities related to the future of work for Black communities.

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Joint Center News: March 2020

This is a difficult moment for the world and the United States, and for Black communities in particular. The Joint Center is working closely with several other Black organizations to ensure that the challenges facing Black communities are considered and adequately addressed in COVID-19 policy decisions (stay updated on our COVID-19 policy page here). In March,…

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March 30 COVID-19 Policy & Black Communities Roundup

The Joint Center is working closely with several other Black organizations to ensure that the challenges facing Black communities are considered and adequately addressed in COVID-19 policy decisions. On March 26, the Joint Center convened several leading organizations that serve Black communities for an online policy discussion with CBC Chair Karen Bass (D-CA) on the…

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Joint Center Vice President Jessica Fulton Joins Economic Policy Institute’s Black Workers Roundtable

Joint Center Vice President Jessica Fulton joined Economic Policy Institute’s Black Workers roundtable to discuss policy priorities during the 2020 presidential race. Other panel speakers included Center for American Progress Senior Economist Gbenga Ajilore, The Groundwork Collaborative Managing Director of Policy and Research Janelle Jones, and NAACP Legal Defence and Education Fund, Inc. Senior Researcher…

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Joint Center President Leads Discussion at FCC Future of Work Roundtable

On February 11, Joint Center President Spencer Overton moderated a discussion on defining the future of work at the FCC future of work roundtable. In the discussion, Spencer quoted McKinsey & Company’s report The Future of Work in Black America which says that 23.1 percent of African Americans are at risk of potential job loss…

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