LinkedIn's Work In Progress
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Work. It's what we do. It's how we survive. And, for many, it's who we are. The question: Where's it headed? Work In Progress, hosted by LinkedIn Senior Editor Caroline Fairchild, dives into the fascinating world of work now, featuring discussions with some of the economy’s brightest thinkers and on-the-ground interviews with workers around the U.S., all grappling with change.
||CleanThe Town That Tried Retraining Itself||When we talk about the current realities of work and how it’s changing, there’s one thing we can all agree on: to survive, learning new skills — or switching jobs entirely — will likely be essential. And as daunting as that prospect may...||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoes Tech Have a Woman Problem? Not If You Ask||Leaders across tech are convinced that diversity in the workplace — that big issue that you can’t go anywhere without hearing about — will be a non-issue within five years. The problem? Very few are doing anything to make that prediction come...||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWill Caregivers Save The Economy||America needs more people working in home healthcare, and we need them quickly. With the U.S. elderly population doubling from 40 million to 80 million Americans in the next 20 to 25 years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics is predicting that...||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs The 40-Hour Work Week Dead?||In Silicon Valley, working “9 to 5,” is for the weak. Startup founders celebrate never sleeping. Venture capitalists brag on Twitter about not taking a vacation for over twenty years. But while the tech industry may be getting all of the...||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDebugging The American Economy||If you speak to workers across the country, a lot of them will tell you that the economy is broken. Everyone from cashiers at grocery stores to doctors in hospitals have shared stories with LinkedIn about striving for more, but the deck not being...||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWill The U.S. Lead In Manufacturing Again?||The manufacturing industry is changing fast, and American workers are feeling the impact on their jobs and wages. As more and more manufacturing jobs move to AI, to robots, or abroad, this episode explores the future of the industry and how Americans...||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWho - Or What - Will Rebuild Houston After Hurricane Harvey?||In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey & Irma, communities across Texas and Florida are facing a combined $200 billion in damage. There is a dire need for immediate rebuilding efforts, but there is already a labor shortage in the construction industry....||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn A "Gig Economy," How Do We Define Work?||162 million people in the US and in Europe engage in independent work as a primary or supplemental source of income, and this number is growing quickly as people are taking advantage of tech-driven opportunities. But the opportunities are changing...||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMost Driving Jobs Will Go Away. What Happens Next?||More than five million people in the U.S. make a living driving taxis, buses, vans, trucks Uber’s and Lyft’s. Some drive for money part-time, while others do so full-time. But some self-driving car companies are predicting their technology will be..||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArtificial Intelligence Will Change Our Careers. Could it Create More Jobs Than it Will Destroy?||Tech titans Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg sparred recently about how artificial intelligence and automation will impact the future of work. Musk says the robots are coming for everything — not just our jobs — and Zuckerberg says that type of...||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmerica's Opioid Crisis Is Destroying Local Economies||As America’s opioid epidemic ravages cities large and small, a new problem is emerging: while jobs exist, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find applicants willing or able to pass the drug tests needed to get them, employers and public...||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Immigration Debate Is About To Get Worse||Over half of American startups valued at $1 billion or more have at least one immigrant founder. When it comes to the Fortune 500, 40% were founded by either immigrants or the children of immigrants. The tech community argues that certain immigration...||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Does Walmart See in Retail that the Rest of the Industry is Missing?||As the retail industry loses more jobs than during the depths of the Great Recession, Walmart is investing $2.7 billion in higher wages, education and training for employees. Doomsdayers are predicting the end of retail work as we know it. Does the...||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Universal Basic Income Anti-American?||With some 57% of jobs around the world at risk of being displaced by automation, some members of the tech community and beyond think giving people money, for free, no strings attached, might be the only way to keep the economy moving forward. But what..||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Silicon Valley Can Really Get Out Of Its Own Bubble||Last year, venture capitalists invested nearly $70 billion dollars in startups across the country, but close to 80% of that capital went to founders in just three states: California, New York and Massachusetts. In this episode, AOL Co-Founder and...||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre Robots Really Coming For Your Job?||Silicon Valley investors pummeled some $188 million last year in voice enabled bot technology. This growing trend threatens to replace some of the most common jobs in America, including cashiers and administrative assistants. In this episode, General...||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Insightful New Take
Great first episode that challenged me to think about the role automation and bots will play in the future of work in new ways. Looking forward to the next one!
I really enjoyed the first episode -- it was thoughtful, engaging and very informative. I highly recommend following!
I'll be back
Must listen first episode. Nice work.