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LinkedIn's Work In Progress

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Work. It's what we do. It's how we survive. And, for many, it's who we are. The question: Where's it headed? Work In Progress, hosted by LinkedIn Senior Editor Caroline Fairchild, dives into the fascinating world of work now, featuring discussions wi...Show More
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The Town That Tried Retraining Itself

25:21 | Dec 19th, 2017

When we talk about the current realities of work and how it’s changing, there’s one thing we can all agree on: to survive, learning new skills — or switching jobs entirely — will likely be essential.  And as daunting as that prospect may sound, this ...Show More
Does Tech Have a Woman Problem? Not If You Ask

28:06 | Dec 5th, 2017

Leaders across tech are convinced that diversity in the workplace — that big issue that you can’t go anywhere without hearing about — will be a non-issue within five years. The problem? Very few are doing anything to make that prediction come true. T...Show More
Will Caregivers Save The Economy

30:22 | Nov 21st, 2017

America needs more people working in home healthcare, and we need them quickly. With the U.S. elderly population doubling from 40 million to 80 million Americans in the next 20 to 25 years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics is predicting that “personal-...Show More
Is The 40-Hour Work Week Dead?

26:36 | Nov 6th, 2017

In Silicon Valley, working “9 to 5,” is for the weak. Startup founders celebrate never sleeping. Venture capitalists brag on Twitter about not taking a vacation for over twenty years. But while the tech industry may be getting all of the attention, w...Show More
Debugging The American Economy

25:57 | Oct 24th, 2017

If you speak to workers across the country, a lot of them will tell you that the economy is broken. Everyone from cashiers at grocery stores to doctors in hospitals have shared stories with LinkedIn about striving for more, but the deck not being sta...Show More
Will The U.S. Lead In Manufacturing Again?

30:09 | Oct 9th, 2017

The manufacturing industry is changing fast, and American workers are feeling the impact on their jobs and wages. As more and more manufacturing jobs move to AI, to robots, or abroad, this episode explores the future of the industry and how Americans...Show More
Who - Or What - Will Rebuild Houston After Hurricane Harvey?

23:40 | Sep 20th, 2017

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey & Irma, communities across Texas and Florida are facing a combined $200 billion in damage. There is a dire need for immediate rebuilding efforts, but there is already a labor shortage in the construction industry. Som...Show More
In A "Gig Economy," How Do We Define Work?

28:51 | Sep 7th, 2017

162 million people in the US and in Europe engage in independent work as a primary or supplemental source of income, and this number is growing quickly as people are taking advantage of tech-driven opportunities. But the opportunities are changing ju...Show More
In A "Gig Economy," How Do We Define Work?

0:00 | Sep 7th, 2017

162 million people in the US and in Europe engage in independent work as a primary or supplemental source of income, and this number is growing quickly as people are taking advantage of tech-driven opportunities. But the opportunities are changing ju...Show More
In A "Gig Economy," How Do We Define Work?

0:00 | Sep 7th, 2017

162 million people in the US and in Europe engage in independent work as a primary or supplemental source of income, and this number is growing quickly as people are taking advantage of tech-driven opportunities. But the opportunities are changing ju...Show More
Most Driving Jobs Will Go Away. What Happens Next?

23:31 | Aug 24th, 2017

More than five million people in the U.S. make a living driving taxis, buses, vans, trucks Uber’s and Lyft’s. Some drive for money part-time, while others do so full-time. But some self-driving car companies are predicting their technology will be on...Show More
Artificial Intelligence Will Change Our Careers. Could it Create More Jobs Than it Will Destroy?

26:36 | Aug 9th, 2017

Tech titans Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg sparred recently about how artificial intelligence and automation will impact the future of work. Musk says the robots are coming for everything — not just our jobs — and Zuckerberg says that type of thinking...Show More
America's Opioid Crisis Is Destroying Local Economies

28:48 | Jul 13th, 2017

As America’s opioid epidemic ravages cities large and small, a new problem is emerging: while jobs exist, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find applicants willing or able to pass the drug tests needed to get them, employers and public official...Show More
The Immigration Debate Is About To Get Worse

29:12 | Jun 21st, 2017

Over half of American startups valued at $1 billion or more have at least one immigrant founder. When it comes to the Fortune 500, 40% were founded by either immigrants or the children of immigrants. The tech community argues that certain immigration...Show More
What Does Walmart See in Retail that the Rest of the Industry is Missing?

26:50 | Jun 8th, 2017

As the retail industry loses more jobs than during the depths of the Great Recession, Walmart is investing $2.7 billion in higher wages, education and training for employees. Doomsdayers are predicting the end of retail work as we know it. Does the w...Show More
Is Universal Basic Income Anti-American?

26:29 | May 25th, 2017

With some 57% of jobs around the world at risk of being displaced by automation, some members of the tech community and beyond think giving people money, for free, no strings attached, might be the only way to keep the economy moving forward. But wha...Show More
How Silicon Valley Can Really Get Out Of Its Own Bubble

23:06 | May 11th, 2017

Last year, venture capitalists invested nearly $70 billion dollars in startups across the country, but close to 80% of that capital went to founders in just three states: California, New York and Massachusetts. In this episode, AOL Co-Founder and Rev...Show More
Are Robots Really Coming For Your Job?

26:09 | Apr 26th, 2017

Silicon Valley investors pummeled some $188 million last year in voice enabled bot technology. This growing trend threatens to replace some of the most common jobs in America, including cashiers and administrative assistants. In this episode, General...Show More