The Table

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Preparing for the future of work is not a Republican or Democrat issue. It’s an American issue!!

Experts call it Structural Unemployment. Sometimes it’s referred as the Employability Gap.

The seeds of Structural Unemployment are everywhere. Automation, robotics, and other advances in technology are eliminating jobs or showing the potential to eliminate jobs in virtually every field.

Industries across America are changing rapidly. Technology, longevity, global competition and an education system badly in need of repair are remaking the very DNA of our economy.

Introducing The Table, a bi-partisan brainstorming discussion about the global economic forces that are impacting communities across America and how society’s perceptions of opportunity and the American dream are changing. The current media landscape is full of loud voices vying for attention, focusing on what is wrong or right instead of how collaboration is the key to identifying and designing solutions. The threat of structural unemployment in the US is moving at a staggering rate. If we are to thrive beyond the industrial age, get things done and solve complex problems, thought leaders and doers from all sides must be brought together.

In Episode One, journalist David Shuster joins six leaders in their fields to bring their experience to the table to brainstorm solutions to a very real problem. Watch out world. There’s a lot of brainpower behind the conversation of what needs to happen to prepare for the future of jobs.

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