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.

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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Joint Center Hosts Convening on the Future of Work in Philadelphia

On February 7, 2020, the Joint Center, Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, and The City of Philadelphia hosted a day-long convening at the Comcast Technology Center in Philadelphia, PA to discuss the challenges and solutions for the Black residents of Philadelphia regarding the future of work. Joint Center President Spencer Overton kicked off the conversation with a…

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Joint Center Vice President Attends National Skills Coalition 2020 Skills Summit

On February 4, Joint Center Vice President Jessica Fulton attended the National Skills Coalition 2020 Skills Summit in Washington, DC. The event allows attendees to networking with workforce leaders, state delegation-building and advocacy, federal policy updates, developing a relationship with representatives, and discussing actionable steps for federal skills policy. See the full program here.

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