“Futurework” reveals future trends in the workplace


This site from the U.S. Department of Labor explores the rapid changes in American workers and the workplace. A detailed report, released for Labor Day 1999, examines trends in the workforce, wages, work and family, workplaces, and technology and globalization, with an eye on the challenges that lie ahead for educators and other policymakers to ensure that students are well-equipped to enter the workforce of the 21st century. The report documents technology’s impact on the U.S. economy and offers a glimpse into the jobs that will be most in demand in the coming years, underscoring the need for schools to produce students who are well-versed in technology if they want to succeed. The site includes links to other relevant resources as well.

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