Employment patterns for the next generation.
n the last 30-40 years, there have been major shifts in the nature of work, covering both the sorts of jobs we do (decline of manufacturing, rise of the service sector; decline of industrial jobs, rise of ‘high touch’ jobs in the care sector) and in employment patterns (more women in the workplace, expansion of higher education) but what will be the major shifts of employment patterns in the next generation? And what should we want them to be? Do we want to work until we are 70? Do we want the Government to encourage a fairer distribution of work? Should we reverse the trend of young people entering jobs later? Should we have a fundamental shift from large employers to smaller entrepreneurial businesses? And what about sustainability?
Speakers to include:
Jonathan Portes, director, National Institute of Economic and Social Research; TUC.
Brett Wigdortz, CEO, Teach First.
Richard Lambert; and David Smith, chief executive, Global Futures and Foresight.
Dave Coplin, director of search and envisioning, Microsoft.