Today, gigs are looking for work for the day and in the past they looked a little like metal workers. They are free, but not the forecast and protection that comes from hiring. Rexnord was a place where their staff received treatment for alcoholism and drug addiction. He paid you to go back to school if you wanted a degree. If you have an accident or a child is in the hospital, your co-workers will collect money through hats. For the woman who followed the book, Shannon, the metalworker, was the anchor of the factory’s turbulent life. She knows exactly when she is at work every day and what to do when she gets there. After the factory closed down, she had a hard time figuring out what to do. One of the plants called an old counselor and asked, “Will you be my boss?” She asked. Some people are not just committed to the “gig” work, which amazes me about the structure, guidance, training, and longevity that many people need to thrive.

As a result of the epidemic, labor force has changed dramatically as labor and companies struggle to develop their workers. Some people call it the Great Recession and others call it the Great Reconstruction. How do you see it?

I think a lot of things are happening at once. Some people worked harder than ever during Kovid, at personal risk. Nurses, cashiers, bus drivers, caregivers. Those people are burned and I expect them to be ready to rest. Other people in the “knowledge economy” continued to work from home. Many were earning a living but had reduced their expenses so that they could have money in the bank and think about what they wanted to do with their lives and whether they really wanted to spend two hours a day. To work and to work.

The habit of going to work has broken down. Many blue Americans, such as Shannon, have done things that they could not do at home. As the economy slowed, many lost their jobs. Shannon earned more than Unemployment checks during Kovid. Many people who live in poverty have money that they did not have before. According to the JPMorgan Chase Institute, the middle family’s checking account was the balance. 50 percent higher In July 2021 instead of 2019. This means that even in states that have stopped Kovid support, it does not put much pressure on them to return to work. I expect those people to spend their savings and eventually return to work.

What are some of the key trends in the workplace that need to be addressed that could affect future workforce?

We are entering a period of continuous learning. Having a college degree ten years ago is not enough. People must constantly learn new skills in order to be effective in the workplace. I expect to see more people relying on short technical certification courses than on regular college degrees. Instead of attending college, a young friend of mine chose to focus on earning a Microsoft certificate, and for herself as an office manager and now an entrepreneur. And she has no regrets about not getting a four-year degree. With a built-in social network, professional colleges will still be one thing. But many employees and companies continue to find options from traditional colleges.

What do recent infrastructure commitments and other regulations have to do with the working economy?

I expect the recent congressional draft law to do a lot of good blue-collar work, not only on road and bridge construction, but also on broadband. Bringing broadband to certain parts of the country could be as big as bringing new electricity to rural America in the 1930s. People in the “knowledge economy” like Morgantan, WW – if they can do their job from mountain bike lanes and beautiful rivers – they can move there instead of paying a gallon for a house in Auckland. Caliph., Without backyard. If the well-to-do workers in the digital economy are widely distributed in the country, the benefits of that part of the economy can be found in the blue-collar workers – construction workers, restaurant workers, car mechanics, maids and caretakers. Belt and above. That political polarization can help us heal, it is tied to us. Economic and geographical separation.