Can the U.S. fix unemployment with 'Universal Basic Jobs'?

What would happen if the U.S. guaranteed every citizen a job with a living wage and benefits?


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  • A new book from Pavlina Tcherneva, chair of the economics department at New York's Bard College, makes the case for a "Job Guarantee" federal program.
  • The program would grant jobs to every citizen who's willing and able to work.
  • A 2019 poll found that a majority of Americans would support a federally funded jobs program.
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How our micro-internships can help fill the COVID employment gap

With 45% of recent college graduates under or unemployed, it's time to explore new solutions.

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  • Parker Dewey connects recent grads with top employers on a per-project basis.
  • We think hiring is badly broken (nobody's fault!), and ours is a good solution.
  • Over 90% of individuals who complete a Parker Dewey project are employed in professional roles, compared with 64% of other college grads.
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COVID-19 is accelerating the pace of automation and the need for UBI

The pandemic has given us an early glimpse at how truly disruptive the fourth industrial revolution may be, and the measures we'll need to support human dignity.

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  • The coronavirus crisis has acted as a catalyst for two powerful transformative forces: automation and universal basic income.
  • These two intertwined forces will undoubtedly gain steam, writes Frederick Kuo, and the pandemic will hasten the acceptance of them from a scale of decades to years or mere months.
  • This crisis has ushered in a glimpse of what a dystopian future could look like as a rapidly advancing fourth industrial revolution inevitably causes severe disruption in our economy and labor structure.
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The coronavirus playbook for leaders and job seekers

How will leadership and hiring practices be changed by the COVID-19 crisis?

In this live session with James Citrin, one of the world's foremost executive recruiters and leadership experts, you'll explore skills for success in a virtual world—whether you're at the helm of your organization or are considering a career move.

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A.I. reveals which workers are most likely to quit their jobs

A.I. hasn't come for our jobs just yet, but it can figure out who is looking for a new one.

  • A new study analyzes mountains of data to see which industries have the highest level of employee volatility.
  • Volatility isn't always a bad thing, but it is always good to know about.
  • Moving to new jobs within the same industry is often a route to higher wages.
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