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Social determinants of work Last updated on May 14, 2024
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Creating Pathways to Remote Work Opportunities for Workers with Disabilities

Remote work can offer significant benefits for both workers and businesses and provides important opportunities for the meaningful inclusion of workers with disabilities. Employers, policymakers, workforce developers, and educational institutions all have an important role to play in reducing occupational segregation among disabled workers to open equitable pathways to remote work arrangements and career mobility.
Last updated on May 14, 2024
Skills and training Last updated on May 07, 2024
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Completing College is Key for Black Men to Earn Higher Wages and Close the Earnings Gap between Black and White Workers

The earnings gap in the US labor market between Black and white workers is a longstanding problem. New research shows that one way to help close that gap is for colleges and universities to help Black male students complete their college degrees.
Last updated on May 07, 2024
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Worker voice, representation, and power Last updated on April 30, 2024
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The Consequences of Signing Noncompete Agreements among Low-Wage Workers and Those without College Degrees

Noncompete agreements are commonly used by businesses when hiring highly educated, high-wage workers entrusted with sensitive information or specialized training, but new research finds that 14 percent of workers without a bachelor’s degree and 13 percent of workers earning less than $40,000 per year are also bound by these contracts. The Federal Trade Commission now wants to ban all noncompetes because they often are associated with harmful employment outcomes for workers’ career mobility and income growth, relying in part on this new research.
Last updated on April 30, 2024
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Economic context Last updated on April 30, 2024

WorkRise Shorts: Workers’ Assessments of AI’s Impact on Jobs

Rutgers University distinguished professor Carl Van Horn, founding director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, shares insights from his research, which looks at US workers’ attitudes toward government oversight of AI technologies and its impact on jobs.
Last updated on April 30, 2024
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Skills and training Last updated on April 23, 2024

WorkRise Shorts: The Harvard Workforce Almanac

The workforce almanac is a first-of-its-kind open-source directory mapping thousands of workforce training providers across the US. The workforce training system in the US has historically been treated in fragmentation, Nathalie Gazzaneo, co-director of Harvard Project on Workforce, shares.
Last updated on April 23, 2024
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Economic context Last updated on April 16, 2024

WorkRise Shorts: Racial Inequity in the Workplace with Adia Harvey Wingfield

Despite a multibillion-dollar diversity industry and decades passed since the Civil Rights Act, workplaces still see substantial racial inequity.
Last updated on April 16, 2024
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