WorkingNation is a national fund that uses storytelling and original content to help shift the overwhelming ‘economic panic’ narrative around the future of work, to one that is purposeful and that will ignite action. We do this by highlighting what works, calling out blocks to progress, and bridging the gaps between sectors.
WorkingNation was founded in 2016 by venture capitalist Art Bilger, to expose hard truths about four key economic factors coming together like never before: globalization, technology, demographic shifts and an education system not structured to meet future job related needs.
Since its inception, WorkingNation’s original programming has been produced in collaboration with award-winning directors that investigate the many aspects of the growing employability gap in the United States and its impact on middle class lives. Projects include: The Slope of the Curve, an animated short film by documentarian Marshall Curry, narrated by celebrity Anthony Anderson debuted on CNN; FUTUREWORK, a series of short films directed by Academy Award-winning director Barbara Kopple; released by Fortune and Time Inc.; and The Table: a series of roundtable discussions featuring thought leaders and experts that was funded in part by in the United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and moderated by former CNN television journalist and talk radio host David Shuster.
The world of work is changing—faster than we ever could have predicted—and most Americans are woefully unprepared for the rapidly accelerating changes already well-underway, let alone the work environment being ushered in by artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, 3D printing, bots, and other transformative and disruptive technologies.
At WorkingNation we are asking “Are you ready?”
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