U.S. Jobs and the Future of Work
14 June, 2011 | (01 hr)
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The changing global economic landscape is having a transformational effect on jobs in the U.S. and other developed economies that is resulting in high rates of unemployment for some, depressed pay levels for many and new opportunities for others. The Conference Board’s ongoing economic forecasts, including projections of employment and labor market trends over the next few years tell a story of uneven recovery, with some skills, sectors and regions doing better than others and, for many, the very nature of work changing in ways we are just beginning to understand.
This webcast will examine new research on the future of US jobs by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey & Company's business and economics research arm. The Conference Board’s Chief Economist Bart van Ark will host an in-depth conversation with Susan Lund, Director of Research at MGI, on the findings of the study, including the challenges for job creation over the next 10 years, the changing nature of work, and the types of policies that will be needed to reach full employment.
The findings draw on a survey of 2,000 businesses across the country and interviews with companies from a range of industries. Major themes in the report are the effects of “jobless” recoveries on the labor force, the growing mismatch between worker skills and job requirements, and the need for innovation and strong demand in key economic sectors to generate new jobs.
During the webcast Rebecca Ray, Managing Director of Human Capital Research at The Conference Board, and TCB Labor Economist Gad Levanon will provide additional insights from The Conference Board’s program on human capital.
Audience: HR executives, particularly those responsible for workforce planning, talent management, recruitment and retention, human capital risk and compensation. Functional and operational executives who are responsible for workforce planning will also find this webcast useful for developing forecasts and plans.
Gad Levanon, Ph.D.
Gad Levanon is director of macroeconomic research at The Conference Board, where he also leads the labor markets program. He also serves on The Demand Institute™ leadership team.
Levanon created ... Full Bio
Rebecca L. Ray, Ph.D.
Rebecca Ray is senior vice president, human capital at The Conference Board and the leader of the Human Capital Practice. Human capital research at The Conference Board focuses on human capital analytics, labor markets, workforce readiness, strate... Full Bio
Susan Lund, Ph.D.
Dr. Susan Lund is a Washington, DC partner at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey's business and economics research arm.
Her research focuses on global financial markets, labor markets, and on economic growth. Recent reports have... Full Bio
Bart van Ark, Ph.D.
Bart van Ark is executive vice president and chief economist of The Conference Board. He leads a team of almost two dozen economists who produce a range of widely watched economic indicators and growth forecasts, as well as indepth global economic... Full Bio