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.
On January 15, Joint Center President Spencer Overton attended The Congressional Future of Work Caucus inaugural reception. The Caucus, co-chaired by Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) and Rep. Bryan Steil (R-WI), was “created to educate Members and their staff, stakeholders, and the public on the challenges and opportunities prevalent in U.S economy.” Additionally, The Caucus…Read More
On December 17, Joint Center President Spencer Overton presented at AARP’s lunch and learn where he discussed the future of work for aging African Americans. Spencer’s presentation synthesized findings from our report, Racial Differences on the Future of Work: A Survey of the American Workforce, and our data brief, Improving Training to Brighten the Future…Read More
Joint Center President Spencer Overton joined award-winning journalist Ray Suarez for a one-on-one conversation at The Atlantic’s Future of Work event. During the discussion, Spencer explained the challenges and opportunities for African Americans in the wake of automation based on research shown in our reports, Race & Jobs at High-Risk to Automation and Racial Differences…Read More
On December 6, the Joint Center hosted its inaugural breakfast policy forum, A Voice at the Table. This discussion series provides an opportunity for key policy leaders and stakeholders to discuss critical topics such as the future of work, diversity & inclusion, the use of big data, financial capability, emerging economic trends, and other issues…Read More