Although college should be a bridge to opportunity, college degree requirements for employment are a drawbridge that prohibits millions of Americans from securing good jobs, says Byron Auguste, CEO and cofounder of Opportunity@Work, a nonprofit that encourages employers to consider alternatives to bachelor’s degrees when assessing job applicants’ qualifications.
With more than 10,000 baby boomers aging into retirement every day, and more Americans choosing to age at home, the moment is right to transform care jobs into meaningful pathways to economic opportunity for America’s millions of domestic workers, says Ai-jen Poo, cofounder and director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance.
Broward County Public Schools wanted to do business differently. The Urban League of Broward County helped.
David Autor, associate chair of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s department of economics, notes that we are living in an age of automation anxiety. But this is not the first time we have experienced a comparable level of public concern.