The Future of Work
Spurred by technological advances, industry disruption and shifting economic imperatives, the workforce and workplaces are evolving rapidly. With the rise of freelancing and the growth of the “gig economy,” we are rethinking what it means to make a living.  
On December 18, 2018, The Washington Post took an in-depth look at businesses trends and innovations that are creating the next generation of jobs and re-shaping how, when and where we work. Entrepreneurs, policymakers and other experts explored what these trends mean for the future of work, education and the overall health of the U.S. economy.  
The Gig Economy 3.0: Part-Time All The Time?
Is the gig economy creating jobs of the future?
At a Washington Post Live event, business executives in the gig economy reflected on how these new types of jobs are changing the way millions of people live and work.
Technology as a tool to help workers organize
At a Washington Post Live event, business executives spoke about how to address labor unions and the voices of workers in the growing gig economy.
Experts weigh in on the gig economy
At a Washington Post Live event, CEO and Co-Founder of Handy Oisin Hanrahan, and Postmates VP of Global Public Policy Vikrum Aiyer shared their views about how supply and demand is being met by new businesses in the gig economy.
Oisin Hanrahan
Co-Founder and CEO, Handy
Oisin Hanrahan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Handy. Prior to founding Handy, Oisin founded MiCandidate, a service that provided real time political content to media companies in 25 European countries. He also founded Clearwater Group, a real estate development business in Budapest, Hungary. In 2009, Oisin co-founded The Undergraduate Awards, a foundation that supports and celebrates outstanding undergraduate students globally.
Vikrum Aiyer
Vice President, Global Public Policy, Postmates
Vikrum Aiyer is the Vice President of Global Public Policy & Strategic Communications for the on-demand technology platform, Postmates. As Postmates creates new opportunities for brick & mortar businesses to distribute their products in the era of e-commerce, it is also shaping the way independent workers and automation is shaping the labor market. Aiyer leads the legislative and regulatory policy discussions at the federal, state, and local levels which impacts the Future of Work in the gig-economy. In this role, he also helps oversee the company's social impact & corporate social responsibility arm, Postmates Civic Labs. 
Creating a Workforce for the Jobs of Tomorrow
At a Washington Post Live event, workforce experts discussed the impact of new approaches to recruiting, training and maximizing effectiveness of employees.
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What challenges are employers facing when recruiting?
At a Washington Post Live event, CEO of WayUp Liz Wessel explained some of the issues employers encounter when looking for new talent.
Workforce experts offer advice on the job application process
At a Washington Post Live event, Philip Lippel of MIT and Liz Wessel, CEO of WayUp shared advice to early-career professionals on how to best prepare for the job application process.
Liz Wessel
CEO, WayUp
As CEO at WayUp, Wessel is responsible for helping millions of recent grads and college students get connected to thousands of incredible companies throughout the country. Her role tends to fall into three main components: Hiring across the organization; cross-company collaboration (sales, marketing, product, engineering, operations); and fundraising.
Philip H. Lippel, Ph. D.
Assistant Director, MIT
Philip Lippel is the Assistant Director of the MIT Washington Office. He represents the Institute’s research enterprise and educational mission to federal agencies including the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation, and to relevant Congressional committees.
A View From The Hill
Capitol Hill and its role in regulating the future of work
At a Washington Post Live event, Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Angus King (I-Maine) discussed the role of the federal government in regulating the gig economy and new jobs.
Sen. Angus King calls Russian election interference, ‘geo-political jujutsu’
At a Washington Post Live event, Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) described the Russian disinformation campaign as “using your own strength against you.”
Are social media companies doing enough to staunch the flow of disinformation from Russia?
At a Washington Post Live event, Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Angus King (I-Maine) discussed the role of social media companies in the Russia disinformation campaign to disrupt the 2016 presidential election.
Sen. Todd Young calls Saudi Crown Prince ‘reckless, impulsive, engaged in monstrous behavior’
At a Washington Post event, Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Angus King (I-Maine) shared their thoughts on the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia and the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Is rural America falling behind without broadband?
At a Washington Post Live event, Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) stressed the importance of rural areas in the U.S. receiving access to broadband internet.
Sen. Todd Young
Senator Todd Young represents the state of Indiana. He currently serves on the Senate Committees on Foreign Relations; Health, Education, Labor & Pensions; Commerce, Science & Transportation; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Previously, in the House, he served on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Budget Committee, and most recently the House Ways and Means Committee.
Sen. Angus King
Senator Angus King represents the state of Maine. He currently serves on the Senate Committees on Rules and Administration, Intelligence, Armed Services, and Natural Resources.
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