Cornell University

"What is the Future of Work?"

April 19, New York City

ILR Alumni Association Discussion and Networking Breakfast

"What is the Future of Work?"
Steven Berkenfeld '81, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Barclays

Date: Friday, April 19, 2013
Time: 8:00 - 9:45am
Location: Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson LLP, 521 5th Avenue, NY

Many are focused on the weak U. S. employment picture as a short-term problem resulting from the lingering effects of recession. Evidence is building, however, that longer run forces are driving unemployment, underemployment and anemic growth in medium and higher paid employment. Steven Berkenfeld '81, Managing Director, Investment Banking at Barclays, will share his experience and viewpoint on management priorities, market incentives, workplace technology and sustainable employment.

A critical issue is whether today's labor market pains are no different than those experienced at the birth of each new technological evolution. Are we experiencing the inevitable "creative destruction" process that will produce more plentiful and advanced employment opportunities in the long run or is this technological revolution different in how quickly, pervasively, and perhaps irreversibly, it is reshaping work?

Join us for an advance, informed and open-minded cross-sector conversation about the use of new technologies throughout the U.S. economy, and what the impacts are on employment and the future of work.

For more information contact Joe Cartafalsa

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