Work In Progress

Work In Progress

The nature of work is changing rapidly and dramatically. Advances in technology are eliminating some jobs, transforming others, and, in some cases, creating jobs we never even imagined. In WorkingNation’s weekly podcast Work in Progress, we speak with leaders in business, education, government, and nonprofits about what’s being done to train and reskill American men and women to ensure they can compete for, and qualify for, good-paying, in-demand jobs today and in the future. Work in Progress is hosted by WorkingNation Editor-in-Chief Ramona Schindelheim. Produced by Anny Celsi. Our Executive Producers for WorkingNation are Joan Lynch, Melissa Panzer, and Ramona Schindelheim. WorkingNation is a nonprofit media and content company reporting on the future of work and workers through original videos, articles, live events, and, of course, podcasts.

Episodes

May 24, 2022 44 min

In this episode of Work in Progress, we take a look at the challenges the midcareer workforce faces in a labor market reshaped by a health pandemic.

The majority of the long-term unemployed are over the age of 45. A majority of hiring managers admit hesitating when it comes to hiring an older worker, fearing they don’t have the necessary skills for today’s jobs and are not tech-adaptable. Conversely, they say the older workers alre...

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In this episode of Work in Progress, we examine the critical issue of closing the digital divide in the Hispanic community. Hispanic workers are 14% of overall workers, but represent 35% of workers with no digital skills and 20% of those with limited digital skills.

Digital skills are crucial to obtaining gainful employment and resources to support their families. In March, WorkingNation partnered with SXSW EDU to bring together a...

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In this episode of Work in Progress, my guest is Ai-jen Poo, president of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA). We got the chance to sit down together at the Milken Institute Global Conference last week in Beverly Hills to discuss the status of domestic workers in today’s workforce.

The NDWA supports policies and programs designed to give the nearly 2.5 million nannies, housecleaners, and home care workers who care for our...

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In this episode of Work in Progress, we take a closer look at cities that are creating tech innovation centers outside of the traditional hubs of Silicon Valley and Boston.

In March, WorkingNation partnered with SXSW EDU to bring together a fantastic panel looking at the subject: Building Innovation Hubs Outside of Silicon Valley.

PBS Newshour anchor and senior correspondent Hari Sreenivasan moderated the panel for us. Our panelis...

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In this episode of Work in Progress, columnist and author Kerry Hannon discusses her new book, In Control at 50+: How to Succeed in the New World of Work, which examines how changes in the workforce – accelerated by COVID – are impacting older, midcareer workers.

This is a space Kerry Hannon knows a lot about. She’s a renowned expert in the employment and workplace space, writing and speaking about career transitions, retire...

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Friday is Earth Day. So, in this episode of the Work in Progress podcast, we want to look at how protecting and repairing the environment is not just good news for our planet, it is also good news for the American worker.

The demand for workers with green skills rose dramatically last year in all industries – from tech to health care to the skilled trades – and is projected to grow even more this year with the passage of the Infra...

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We did so many great interviews about how Tulsa is shifting its economy to become a more tech-centric innovation hub, we couldn’t get them all into our 5-part Destination Tulsa: Tech Hub in the Heartland series in February and March. So, we decided to share some of them in a special bonus episode today.

What does it take to reinvent a community, revive a local economy, and reinvigorate a workforce?  Tulsa, Oklahoma, is embracing in...

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In this episode of Work in Progress, Kathleen deLaski, Education Design Lab founder and CEO discusses the Lab’s new report: Skills Visibility: Why and How a Skills-Based Economy can be More Equitable.

We had a great conversation on the profound shift to a skilled-based economy and how it it is changing the relationship between (l)earners -(a combination of learners and earners), employers, and learning institutions.

There is a lot ...

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