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Policy Solutions Needed in Cities to Support Future of Work

By Brooks Rainwater

Fundamental shifts in society are upending the current nature of work. With automation and artificial intelligence already permeating nearly every sector of the economy, disruption is happening at an accelerated pace.

Our recent presidential election made clear that workforce shifts are felt by a broad swath of the American public. People are looking to elected officials at every level of government for a new response to these changes.

We have to move the policy discussion away from job retraining towards job rethinking.

The National League of Cities newest report, The Future of Work in Cities, examines the rapid changes happening in the workforce. Here are 8 suggestions from that report on how city leaders — the most responsive level of government — can approach the rapidly shifting future of work. (Read More...)