We are an independent, solution-oriented think tank at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy.Learn More.

Podcast: What’s Going on with the Workforce?

New York Times economics writer Ben Casselman and Guild CEO and co-founder Rachel Romer Carlson join FutureU hosts Jeff Selingo and Michael B. Horn to discuss the current labor shortage and the role of higher ed in providing the necessary skills needed for workers.

“Companies now have to figure out, okay what’s our differentiator?" asked Carlson. "That’s where purpose comes in. We know that Gen Z and Millennials are thinking very differently about the purpose of their workforce and their work on a day-to-day basis. And then lastly, pathways. We know that Millennials and Gen Z want faster pathways than their parents did in terms of their careers.”

Listen to the podcast 

Photo courtesy of Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action.