The coronavirus pandemic has impacted and propelled the future of work in ways we couldn’t have imagined. Rapid digital transformation, the abrupt rise in remote jobs, a changing and uncertain job market, and an evolving conversation on the health and safety of employees have all come to the forefront in the past year. But even before the pandemic - the automation of jobs, the gig economy, the ongoing need for reskilling and retraining, changing demographics, green careers, lack of job security and more – has been setting the stage for novel ways of working. This new, accelerated work paradigm is having a profound impact on New Jersey’s industries, workers and communities – and the implications for grantmakers and their nonprofit partners are extensive, significant and complex.
During this timely and important conference, national and local thought leaders, experts and stakeholders will discuss what philanthropy and nonprofit partners can do to ensure a better future for New Jersey’s workforce. As we enter the fourth industrial revolution, the social sector must act to support more equitable labor standards and professional practices, advance strategies to fill gaps in skills, education, and opportunity, and ensure stronger employee rights and protections. To help address these issues and more, we’ll engage in candid, visionary conversations about the future of work.
Join the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers on May 19 and 20 for an exploration about what lies ahead as we prepare for and address pressing and unprecedented changes in the world of work.