When: Thursday, Oct 3, 2019, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

1 University Ave, Lowell, MA 01854, O'Leary Mezzanine Hall

What is the gig economy? What does it mean for working people? How will automation and a changing workplace affect your future career? What will jobs look like in the future, and how can you best prepare now? Join the Labor Education Program in welcoming Dr. Thomas Kochan, Ph.D. for an interactive discussion with Dr. Scott Latham, Ph.D., about the challenges and opportunities presented by current trends in workplaces and jobs.  Facilitating the conversation will be Dr. Mignon Duffy, Ph.D.  .

Thomas Kochan is the George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management, a Professor of Work and Employment Research, and the CoDirector of the MIT Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Scott Latham worked for a dozen years in the software industry and is now an Associate Professor in the Manning School of Business, his work on the innovation and disruption has been published in MIT Sloan Management Review, Harvard Business Review, and MIT Press. Mignon Duffy is the Chair of the Sociology Department at UMass Lowell; her work focuses on how the social organization of care work intersects with gender, race, class and other systems of inequality. She also co-chairs the Carework Network, a national organization of care work researchers and advocates.