/ Building an Inclusive Recovery /
A Clinton Foundation Series to Address Racial and Economic Disparities
Expanding the Future of Work Today: Equitable and Inclusive Jobs for All
Day 1: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 11:30 A.M. ET
Day 2: Thursday, April 15, 2021 | 1:00 P.M. ET
With support from Lead Session Partner:
The wide-ranging and deep impacts of COVID-19 on America’s workforce has exposed and exacerbated systemic inequities in American society that existed long before the pandemic. Black Americans, Latinos, and women tend to work mostly in frontline jobs across the service, hospitality, and transportation sectors. These jobs were some of the first to disappear following the outbreak of COVID-19 and are expected to continue a decline in coming years.
As America works to define and develop a post-COVID-19 economy, data and insights across industry and ideological spectrum are giving us a glimpse of the future of work — clean energy professions, a growth in well-paying medical, health-science, and technology fields, and an increase in remote jobs powered by teleworking. But to fill these jobs and create a more inclusive economy, America needs to focus today on how it can better equip its current workforce with the skills, resources, and technology necessary to excel in the future. During this conference, speakers and participants will highlight short-term opportunities to support America’s workforce while identifying the long-term investments and innovations that will propel an inclusive, prosperous, and sustainable economic recovery.