Future of Work – Poynter
September 26 @ 7:00 pm
FUTURE OF WORK
Allen Blue, co-founder and VP of product management at LinkedIn
Hari Sreenevasan, anchor, PBS NewsHour Weekend and Senior Correspondent for the nightly program
Amy Goldstein, Pulitzer Prize Winning national health care policy reporter for The Washington Post and author of “Janesville: An American Story”
As we shift from an industrial economy to a knowledge economy, we have seen a great transition toward the need for additional education beyond the high school level to perform these types of jobs. Unfortunately, fewer than half of Americans aged 25-64 hold a credential beyond high school, according to the Lumina Foundation. More importantly, the gaps by race, ethnicity, income, and immigration status are even more pronounced. This conversation will focus on the possible solutions based on trends seen in the workplace in the last half century and give insights about how to get there.