The Future of Work and the Trans-Atlantic Alliance
The State of Play and Pathways for U.S. German Cooperation
While neither of these visions has yet to come to fruition, momentous disruption has transcended national borders and is advancing across industries, regions and labor markets.
Less often discussed are the intermediate policy challenges and responses that lie on the path to the jobs and labor markets of the future. Indeed, labor market shifts are already making it more difficult for low- and semiskilled workers to find jobs and support families. Without swift action to prepare workers for the labor markets of the future, society may be forced to grapple with ever-spiraling unemployment and inequality, which could ultimately lead to geopolitical destabilization.
But how exactly will labor market shifts play out in the short and medium term? How can public policy adapt to generate sound solutions in an era of ever-present technological disruption? Where can policymakers source best practices and tested initiatives?