Workforce Policy


Joint Center Talks Future of Work at Rev. Sharpton’s NAN Conference

On November 2, Joint Center President Spencer Overton spoke at the National Action Network’s Annual Legislative & Policy Conference’s opening reception. His remarks highlighted the fact that 27% of Black workers are concentrated in just 30 occupations that are at high risk to automation. Compared to whites, Black workers are over three times more likely to be bus drivers, taxi drivers, and security guards—all occupations at high-risk to automation. He also emphasized that the current labor market shifts present new opportunities to disrupt generations of racial inequality.