Category: Workforce

The Future of Work – Are Workers Opinions Being Considered?

Policy analysts, researchers, politicians, and academic leaders have spent a significant amount of time and energy trying to understand how automation, skills development, and technological changes will affect the future of work. Unfortunately, workers themselves are often absent from these conversations.

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We Need More Than Free College to Solve America’s Workforce Problems

Many political candidates, politicians, and researchers have proposed a “college-for-all” approach, but this article argues that more must be done to address the future of work.

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New Census Data Finds Millennials Moving to the Suburbs

Census data released last week finds that urban growth is slowing down, and the millennial population is increasingly leaving big cities for suburbs or smaller metros.

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Veterans are Great Workers, but Need Guidance to Find the Right Jobs

Veterans make excellent employees but connecting them to jobs can be difficult. Multiple factors are holding back this skilled workforce from reaching their full potential, leading many veterans underemployed.

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Which 20 Metros are Gaining and Losing the Most Young Professionals? (…and the Reason Why)

By John Rees, Research Director

During the past decade, talent has become the most important drivers of economic vibrancy. Regions such as Austin and Seattle are rock star metros thanks in part to their ability to provide employers with seemingly endless pools of smart young professionals. Having a growing pool of talent is especially important in an era when labor is scarce and more difficult to attract. The US unemployment rate remains near a historic low, and the proportion of Americans who move each year has fallen by approximately 50% over the past 40 years.

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A Guide to Upskilling Your Workforce

Jobs requiring tech skills are on the rise, and more and more workers lack the skills necessary to excel in our future, tech-focused economy. Preparing the next generation workforce will require upskilling current workers.

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Research Finds Where College Grads are Living and Where The College Grad Population is Growing

Source: U.S. Census (David H. Montgomery/CityLab)

While some of the cities with the highest number of college graduates are easy to guess, the cities where college grads are growing is more surprising.

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