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Introducing the Future of Work

Introducing the Future of Work

Posted January 19, 2022


Join us for a three-part documentary series screened on Tuesdays, January 25, February 1, and February 8 in-person or online.
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Future of Work is a three-part broadcast series exploring monumental changes in the workplace and the long-term impact on workers, employers, educators and communities. 

East Brunswick Public Library is teaming up with PBS to provide a free screening of this documentary this winter. The three weekly screening sessions will be held both online and in person at the library. 

Part I: The New Industrial Revolution - click here to register
Tuesday, January 25 at 7:00 pm

Part II: Futureproof - click here to register
Tuesday, February 1 at 7:00 pm

Part III: Changing Work, Changing Workers - click here to register
Tuesday, February 8 at 7:00 pm


If you would like to watch the documentary at the library, space is limited. Call the Information Services desk at 732-390-6767 to reserve your spot. 

About the Future of Work

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the shift of already existing trends in e-commerce, automation and remote work. Our workplaces, how our children are taught and how we buy have changed to rely more on technology than ever before. 

Future of Work is a three-part broadcast series exploring monumental changes in the workplace and the long-term impact on workers, employers, educators, and communities.

Long-standing debates about the value of post-secondary schooling and training programs are creating more uncertainty about how to prepare for the jobs of tomorrow. Companies are rethinking the need to even have offices, or how to redesign places of work. Certain robotic and AI applications are accelerating as the value of human workers is further questioned. 

The documentary will try to answer questions about workers' social nets and labor unions' transformation. It will explore the different emerging trends in job growth and post-secondary education models. And highlight the ongoing drivers for disruptions to the world of work – AI, robotics, platform technology, globalization, labor practices. 

All of these questions are explored by Future of Work through its three-part broadcast series. Collaborations with national organizations dedicated to workforce issues and with public television stations nationwide will offer ways for audiences to connect with the stories of Americans experiencing these new realities and share their own views, hopes and concerns.