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 Vice President Participates in Groundwork Collaborative Twitter Chat on Worker Power and Technology

On January 21, Joint Center Vice President Jessica Fulton participated in Groundwork Collaborative’s Twitter chat on worker power and technology with Omidyar Network Principal Joelle Gamble and Institute for Women’s Policy Research Study Director Dr. Chandra Childers. View the discussion on #WorkerPower below. Technology has also been used to more closely monitor workers and control…

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Joint Center President Presents Future of Work Findings at AARP Lunch & Learn

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…

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Watch Joint Center President’s One-on-One Conversation with Award-Winning Journalist Ray Suarez at The Atlantic’s Future of Work Event

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…

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Joint Center President Participates in New America Panel on Tech & Future of Work

  Joint Center President Spencer Overton participated in New America’s Work, Workers & Technology Program panel on technology and the future of work as a part of their launch for the report, Worker Voices: Technology and the Future for Workers. Other participants included Institute for Women’s Policy Research Study Director Chandra Childers and United Food and…

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Joint Center Hosts Convening on the Future of Work in Atlanta

On October 29, 2019, the Joint Center, Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, and the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies hosted a day-long convening at the Andrew Young School in Atlanta, GA to discuss the challenges and solutions for the Black residents of Atlanta regarding the future of work. Participants, including scholars, community leaders, entrepreneurs, technologists, members of…

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Joint Center Economic Policy Director Attends National Skills Coalition Discussion on the Future of Work

Joint Center Economic Policy Director Jessica Fulton attended the National Skills Coalition’s discussion on actionable policies to address the changing nature of work. Specifically, the conversation focused on reskilling workers as the future of work embraces tech. Proposals include making college for working people, upgrading workers’ digital literacy skills, incentivize greater company investment in vulnerable,…

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