Skills and Future of Work

As schools embark on a year of virtual or hybrid learning, hackers are seeking to exploit weaknesses in systems largely unprepared to fend off attacks. States must take the lead by updating technology and training users.
Skills and Future of Work
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September 2, 2020
As schools embark on a year of virtual or hybrid learning, hackers are seeking to exploit weaknesses in systems largely unprepared to fend off attacks. States must take the lead by updating technology and training users.
August 31, 2020
Chinese students averaged 164.7, a score surpassed by only about 4 percent of U.S. test-takers.
August 24, 2020
A vocal group of alarmists worry that the pace of automation will soon displace human labor to such an extent that many workers will be left with nothing to do. Never mind that generation after generation of technological innovations in industries ranging from textiles to steel to banking have always produced the opposite result: expanding the labor force, not wiping it out.
July 27, 2020
For every percentage point increase in the rate of technological change within a county, that county's workers are 0.24% more likely to say that they use their strengths at work.
July 20, 2020
What should the fifth U.S. economic recovery package look like? Rob Atkinson's op-ed in American Compass explains that it must address both the short-term and long-term health of the economy.
July 20, 2020
Lawmakers should structure a new recovery package to address the short-term economic contraction while also effectively laying the groundwork for more robust long-term recovery, growth, and competitiveness.
July 20, 2020
The changing nature of labor markets—and how best to prepare people and society for the jobs of the future—is one of the most crucial public policy challenges that policymakers around the world will face in the coming years. This was already the case before COVID-19, but disruption from the pandemic has made things exponentially more challenging.
July 10, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a stark economic divide between jobs that can be done with little or no in-person interaction and those that cannot. The question is how to shift more jobs to the former category, and thereby increase stable employment while improving safety. The answer is by investing in automation.
July 8, 2020
Despite massive job losses for the overall economy, a number of occupations actually expanded employment over the last year. And in many of these, women comprise a higher share of total workers.
July 8, 2020
As the demands of remote government work extend from weeks to months, public-sector agencies must begin exploring tools like augmented and virtual reality for improved communication and collaboration.

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