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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, Ph.D.
Chief Economist, North America
The Conference Board

Gad Levanon is chief economist, North America for The Conference Board, where he oversees the labor market, US forecasting, and Help Wanted OnLine© programs. His research focuses on trends in US and global labor markets, the US economy, and forecasting using economic indicat...Full Bio

Rebecca L. Ray, Ph.D.

Rebecca L. Ray, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President, Human Capital; Executive Director, The Engagement Instituteā„¢
The Conference Board

Rebecca Ray is the executive vice president, human capital, at The Conference Board. She leads the US Human Capital Center and is responsible for the overall quality and continuing integration of our research and engagement for the betterment of our members. Human capital research at The Conferen...Full Bio

Susan Lund, Ph.D.

Susan Lund, Ph.D.
Partner, McKinsey Global Institute
McKinsey & Company

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 looked at shifting pools of global wealth and the...Full Bio

Bart van Ark

Bart van Ark (Moderator)
Executive Vice President & Global Chief Economist
The Conference Board

Bart van Ark is executive vice president and global chief economist of The Conference Board, a global business research think tank headquartered in New York...Full Bio


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