The New Future of Work

August 6, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic, recession, and social justice movement are converging, redefining how we work and live.

More than mask-wearing and social distancing, we’re in a unique, pivotal moment that’s redefining the labor market. It’s shifting how we think about work, commutes, and how to conduct our professional lives.

Some of the news is sobering. Millions of jobs have been lost and might not look the same when they come back. But America is known for innovation. What direction will it take in the new job market? What skills and capabilities will be needed to get unemployed Americans back to work?

We know a return to the workplace will look very different. Digital workplace trends accelerated as employers mass-adopted video conferencing and working from home. As habits change, so will employee expectations when offices reopen. What will that look like?

What’s next?

Join San Francisco Fed President Mary Daly, Arianna Huffington (Thrive Global), Erica Brescia (GitHub), and Nick Bloom (Stanford; National Bureau of Economic Research) for a one-hour conversation about the new future of work.

We’ll be livestreaming on August 20 at 11 a.m. PT. Register to submit your questions in advance and be part of the virtual audience. We hope to see you there.

New Future of Work is a discussion series hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the management of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco or of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.