On June 11, Joint Center Workforce Policy Director Dr. Alex Camardelle joined NACo Counties at Work Virtual Summit for a conversation entitled “Ensuring Equitable Planning for the Future of Work.” Alex joined NACo First Vice President and Commissioner of DeKalb County, Georgia Hon. Larry Johnson to discuss the future of work in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and automation.
The full panel description is as follows: “Not only is the early rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic in labor market demand leaving workers of color behind, but automation is accelerating in the wake of the pandemic and it disproportionately places people of color and immigrants at risk of being dislocated from their jobs. This session will highlight the inequitable workforce impacts of COVID-19, and the racial equity implications of automation. Panelists will provide an overview of long-standing racial gaps in our labor market and will provide solutions for county leaders to ensure equitable workforce recovery from the pandemic and upskilling opportunities for workers displaced by technology.”
Learn more about the event here.