Back to the Future: The Old World of Work Gets a New Ecosystem
Despite the current buzz, gig work is nothing new: our great-grandparents were bringing their skills to the market as independent workers long before Uber and Upwork entered the fray. But today's gig workers face unprecedented opportunities and obstacles. Technology is opening new doors, public policy is clinging to old ideals, and workers of all ages are choosing to embrace self-employment as a viable career path. See what this means for workers, companies, and the social institutions we all share.
Carl has dedicated more than 25 years to advocating for the independent workforce. As President and CEO of Kelly Services, a Fortune 500 workforce solutions firm, he spent his career creating opportunities and seeking justice for independent workers; challenging government, business leaders, and educators to adapt to the future of work; and serving on boards for the Federal Reserve, the Committee for Economic Development/The Conference Board, multiple universities, and numerous think tanks. In 2017, he assembled industry leaders, House members from both parites, and association leaders for an exclusive D.C. event ("Advancing the Social Contract For Gig Economy Workers") that became the genesis for IPSE-U.S. Before joining the corporate world, Carl was a tenured college professor, and started and sold his own marketing research firm.