This three-part series explores monumental changes in the workplace and the long-term impact on workers, employers, educators and communities. Employment is part of the American Dream. Will the future provide opportunities for jobs that sustain families and the nation?
Episode 1: What is Changing Work?
This episode illuminates disruptions to the world of work--AI, robotics, globalization and labor practices. The COVID-19 pandemic was a new driver of change; at the pandemic's height, unemployment flipped from its lowest rate in 50 years to its highest level in a century.
Episode 2: Futureproof
How can we predict job growth, training needs and the role of education in order to prepare for the work of the future? What are the challenges and consequences of the pandemic, and of America's racial and economic disparities?
Episode 3: How is Work Changing Us?
Do businesses need offices? Is a 9-to-5 workday valid? Does the nation need a drastic rethinking of the social safety nets? Does America face a ""post-work"" era, or will there be increased inequities in how we make our livings?
Producer: Denise DiIanni, Graham Townsley, Kelly Thompson, Laurens Grant
Executive Producer: Denise DiIanni, Laurie Donnelly
Production Company: Studio Six; Shining Red Productions; Blue Spark Collaborative; Curious Child Films
Copyright Year: 2021
Director: Stephen Ives, Llewellyn M. Smith, Laurens Grant
Narrator: Nkeki Obi-Melekwe
Writers: Stephen Ives, Gene Tempest, Llewellyn M. Smith, Laurens Grant
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 165 minutes
Number of Episodes: 3