Future of Work
The Future of Work was an ambitious, yearlong collaborative Philadelphia Inquirer reporting project focused on the key challenges and opportunities Philadelphia faces as it attempts to create more family-sustaining jobs against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Key stories included:
- City program lights the way for diverse contractors to get work: Mayor Jim Kenney’s Rebuild Ready initiative helps minority and women-owned businesses get city contracts.
- Flexibility has emerged as central ingredient of the post-pandemic workplace: Flexibility has become a key requirement as employers and employees consider the post-pandemic workplace and return-to-work plans emerge.
- How to be irresistible in today’s job market: Check out the skills in high demand: Workers will now need lifelong learning, a new skills report said. The good news is that many classes are free, low cost and widely available.
You can find all of the Future of Work coverage here.
The Future of Work was supported by a $500,000 grant from The William Penn Foundation and managed by The Lenfest Institute.