Essential work. WFH. Diversity. She-cession. Flexibility. Adaptability. Digitization.
The world of work has changed on all fronts, but what about the middle? That part of work between the leap from education into the labour market and the exit from the labour market after years of contribution, both economically and professionally.
The Messy Middle is where workers between their second jobs and their second last jobs might find themselves if they experience labour disruption caused by digitization, globalization, evolving business models or a pandemic.
Today, we see :
• a heightened need for training and reskilling;
• some sectors facing a steep climb towards recovery, if at all;
• workers in non-standard work facing daunting precarity;
• an unwelcoming policy landscape.
PPF's Brave New Work Conference 2021 will explore the urgent policy conversation on what to do next. Please join us and a slate of leading experts to explore policy recommendations and innovative solutions. Stay tuned for Speaker and Agenda announcements.