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September 24, 2021

The caregiving economy: We need a new economic category

By Anne-Marie Slaughter and Hilary Cottam

Think about caregiving less as a bundle of services and more as a web of relationships that encourage human flourishing.

Care work has long been indispensable and invaluable. Indispensable: It is the work that makes all other work possible. Invaluable, quite literally: Our society is incapable of valuing it properly.

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September 16, 2021

We have to fix the skilled-labor shortage to overhaul the country’s infrastructure. Our approach must work for everyone.

By Jamie Merisotis

Change takes time - except when you do not have time. If you have been following the latest news about our nation’s drastic shortage of skills and talent, you know what I mean. We pivoted quickly in education and remote work to respond to the pandemic. Now, we need that sense of urgency around shorter-term workforce training - and, once more, there is no time to wait.

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July 27, 2021

Is America’s Workforce Ready for a Tsunami of Skilled Jobs?

A fantastical image of a tsunami bringing in waves of money.

By Peter Quigley and Jamie Merisotis

As America continues to emerge from the pandemic’s grip, several economists — including Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell — anticipate a wave of job creation in the second half of the year, and some expect the U.S. economy to achieve a level of growth we haven’t seen in 30 years.

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June 22, 2021

How to Forge Successful Employer-College Partnerships

Young, Black worker, smiling, wearing safety glasses and a lanyard.

By Jamie Merisotis

The American economy is powered more and more by smart machines—automation that has greatly boosted productivity and built industrial and individual wealth. But, as we know, the digital revolution has come at a hefty price. As well-paying, blue-collar jobs are replaced by technology, too many of the jobs left are of poor quality and low pay.

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June 18, 2021

Hone Your Human Work Skills

By Jamie Merisotis

Think about utility poles, Mohan Tatikonda is saying. He’s a professor of operations management at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, and for over 30 years his research has focused on how firms can most effectively design, develop, introduce and improve products, services, and organizational processes.

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