Symposium to tackle how to prepare the next generation workforce for the “new economy”

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Credit: New Economy Institute.

Rutgers Business School Symposium for Community Engagement - "Taking the Pulse of the Region’s Business: Is Our Workforce Healthy Enough to Thrive?"

Conversational commerce, synthetic biology, mobots and fintech are just some of the buzzwords surrounding the “new economy.” However, companies are struggling to find talent in the current workforce to meet these opportunities.

How should the next generation workforce be prepared to meet the needs of future businesses? This is the question educators, business leaders and policy makers are converging in Newark on November 8 to tackle and devise solutions during a Rutgers Business School symposium on "The Future of Work."

Speakers include Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Lei Lei, Dean of Rutgers Business School, Nancy Cantor, Chancellor of Rutgers University–Newark, Kimberly McClain, CEO of the Newark Alliance, Aaron R. Fitchner, commissioner of the New Jersey Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development and Michele N. Sierkerka, President & Chief Executive Officer of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association.

Other highlights include Lauren Weber from The Wall Street Journal leading a panel discussion on the workforce problems facing business today. Representatives from Coca-Cola, KPMG, McKinsey and academics from Rutgers will also be brainstorming solutions with attendees. [See agenda.]

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The business community is welcome to attend, but registration is required.

Symposium: The Future of Work

Taking the Pulse of the Region’s Business: Is Our Workforce Healthy Enough to Thrive?

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

8:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Rutgers Business School
1 Washington Park, 2nd Floor
Newark, NJ

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