Workforce trends in automation and digitalization, accelerated by the pandemic, pose risks to workers in low-wage jobs and occupations. Economic development organizations have a unique role to play in connecting displaced workers to good jobs and opportunities to reskill and achieve greater economic mobility.
Join the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and WorkRise for a discussion about how economic development organizations can create pathways into higher-wage, in-demand jobs. This webinar will build upon findings from The Future of Work and Inclusion, a new report published by IEDC’s Economic Development Research Partners program, and highlight additional examples of community strategies focused on the future of work and inclusion.
- April Brown, Director of Industry Recruitment and Expansion, Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce
- Alan Ferguson, Senior Vice President, Community Development, Invest Atlanta
- Nicole Sherard-Freeman, Group Executive of Jobs, Economy, and Detroit at Work, City of Detroit; Member, WorkRise Leadership Board
- Todd Greene, Executive Director, WorkRise, and Institute Fellow, Urban Institute; Vice Chairman, International Economic Development Council (moderator)
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