This Labor Day Help Workers Build Future-Proof Skills

In the last scene of the Netflix documentary American Factory released last week, fast-moving robotic arms lift sheets of glass and place them gently on assembly lines. Chinese billionaire Cao Dewang, who opened the Ohio manufacturing plant where the film is set, looks on approvingly. “We used to have one person [working] here,” an executive tells him. “Now we don’t have anyone.”

It’s easy to watch that scene and be awed by the technology. In my role as a partner at venture philanthropy organization New Profit, I lead a strategy and…

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Dr. Angela Jackson

Innovating + Investing at the intersections of the Future of Work, Race and Equity. Twitter: @angjack