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The Future Works - Episode 10 Worker Cooperatives as a Tool for Economic Recovery
Rebecca Lurie is on faculty with the Urban Studies Department and the founder of the Community and Worker Ownership Project at the City University of NY School for Labor and Urban Studies. She is a founding member of the worker-owned cooperative, New Deal Home Improvement Company. She joins the Future Works to discuss worker cooperatives across New York, how the worker focused approach is growing opportunity and can aid in statewide economic recovery.
Interested in learning more:
International perspective on cooperative models
Report from NYC Initiative
The Working World financing and training
The Future Works Episode 9: Getting Schooled on Youth Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship is all the rage, but it still isn't catching on as the "new school" model to support young adults transition to careers. In honor of apprenticeship month - we'll head back in time to a year ago to hear New York's reflections on the German apprenticeship model. Then we'll chat with with innovator Barbara Chang, Executive Director of CareerWiseNY to hear how they are taking on the "modern youth apprenticeship."
The Future Works - Episode 8: Economic Recovery Through Quality Jobs
New York has an opportunity to learn from the last recession, and reshape its regional economics by understanding and focusing on growing better jobs across the state as it recovers. Back in 2014, the National Employment Law Project found that the Great Recession wiped out high-wage and middle-wage jobs across the county, only to be replaced with low-wage work. Pre-COVID, in New York, 9 out of the top 10 fastest growing occupations paid less than $32,000 in 2019.
For Episode 8 of The Future Works, we are joined by Mark Popovich, Director of the Good Companies, Good Jobs Initiative at the Aspen Institute who breaks down what it means to engage in job quality, the business proposition for employers and what workforce professionals can do, now.
The Future Works - Episode 7: Data, Data Everywhere
Along with the rush of facts about the COVID-19 health crisis - has come a tidal wave of information about the impact the pandemic is having on the economy. For workforce providers, as we work to understand immediate hiring needs and forecast the future, our ability to find, analyze and understand data is critical. For this episode of The Future Works, we are joined by David Williams from Harvard's Opportunity Insights, home to a treasure trove of information and real time COVID Recovery tracker. David joins us to share what Opportunity Insights is learning, and how you can access their data to support your work.
The Future Works - Episode 6 A Crisis Within A Crisis - The Untapped Talent of People with Disabilities
This episode of The Future Works explores the unique challenges facing the community of providers supporting individuals with disabilities across New York and the uphill battle to get this untapped talent employed. To help the broader workforce field and partners understand the current landscape, the stark difference in employment rates, and health challenges we are joined by Michael Seereiter, President and CEO for the NY Alliance for Inclusion and Innovation
The Future Works - Episode 5 _ The Hunt for the Workforce "Heroes" in D.C.?
The clock is ticking down for a massive federal stimulus package to support Americans and businesses as much of the country continues to struggle with the impacts of COVID-19. For this episode we are joined by Stephanie Martinez-Ruckman, Legislative Director for Human Capital at the National League of Cities and Katie Spiker, Director of Government Affairs for the National Skills Coalition who will break down: what the debate is, where there is agreement, and just how far we need to go before job training and workforce services are included in the package whether it be HEROES or the new HEALS acts.
This is an excellent podcast. I learn something every time I listen and love the guests!
They never disappoint. Concise, informative, fun, never boring. Great guest speakers and Melinda Mack is always engaging.