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 Hosts Inaugural Policy Forum ‘A Voice at the Table’

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…

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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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