Work In Progress

Work In Progress


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Rebuilding the learning ecosystem for the future of work
November 24, 2020

The way we work is constantly changing. Technology is eliminating many of the more repetitive skills in all our jobs. There’s more emphasis being placed on cognitive—human—skills. And, we’re all working longer than we probably thought we would when we ...

A call to action: Upskilling can’t happen in a bubble
November 17, 2020

Changes in the workforce are accelerating faster than expected, fueled partly by the emergence of the COVID-19 global pandemic. A new study from the World Economic Forum forecasts that by 2025, 50% of the world’s employees will need reskilling.

Serving the country on the frontlines, at home and abroad
November 01, 2020

This month, WorkingNation highlights stories about veterans and work with a series of articles, videos, podcasts, and a new digital magazine, Inquire Within. For Col. Ralph Layman, an Army surgeon, joining the Army Reserves served multiple purposes.

REBOOT Camp: Reverse engineering the return to civilian life
November 01, 2020

This month, WorkingNation highlights stories about veterans and work with a series of articles, videos, podcasts, and a new digital magazine, Inquire Within. Troubled by unemployment, homelessness, and other issues sometimes associated with the militar...

Walmart’s commitment to hiring veterans and military spouses
November 01, 2020

This month, WorkingNation highlights stories about veterans and work with a series of articles, videos, podcasts, and a new digital magazine, Inquire Within. This summer, Walmart surpassed a goal it set for itself seven years ago: hiring 250,

Why you should consider a job in manufacturing
October 27, 2020

September was a good month for manufacturing workers, with more than 66,000 jobs added back to the economy, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Still, there is a long way to go to restore the industry workforce to pre-COVID levels—there are 64...

Postsecondary education and training are vital to mobility
October 20, 2020

While the number of jobs being added to the workforce is still small compared to the number of people still out of work, there is some movement. Notably, manufacturing has made some gains with more than 66,000 new hires in September,

An unprecedented upskilling challenge
October 13, 2020

Millions of people remain out of work as we head into the last part of the year. A new nonprofit—born out of this economic and health crisis—is working to help workers who have lost jobs or wages find their way back into the workforce.

The shift toward human work and what it means for society
October 06, 2020

“The role of workers in being transformed by automation and artificial intelligence.” This could sound like a dire warning about the future of work. Instead, Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, issues it as a challenge.

Protecting the vulnerable worker now will speed up economic recovery
September 16, 2020

Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning economist and Columbia University professor, is my guest on this episode of Work in Progress. The ability of the economy to return to where it was at the end of 2019 is going to become more and more difficult—and th...