Help Wanted: Seeking 12 Million U.S. Jobs (And Your Input)
How will the Great Recession and its aftermath change the structure of employment in the future? Which jobs are unlikely to ever return because of a fundamental restructuring of the economy? Which categories will bounce back? Which sectors will create the jobs of tomorrow? How much of the current unemployment is attributable to the extensive slack in the economy as opposed to the more fundamental issue of firms needing skills that aren’t sufficiently available?
Panelists include: John Engler, former Michigan Governor and President, Business Roundtable; Mary Kay Henry, International President, SEIU; Deborah Wince-Smith, President and CEO, Council on Competitiveness; and Susan Windham-Bannister, President and CEO, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.
As I prepare for this 70-minute discussion, I would greatly appreciate your input on questions you would like me to pose to the panelists. I look forward to a robust conversation that will most certainly include a range of opinions about what happened, how we got here, and what we need to do to improve the employment health of the U.S. in the months and years ahead.
Please submit your suggestions, and I’ll be sure to report on the highlights of the conversation in my next post!