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–The MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research (IWER) and the Good Companies, Good Jobs Initiative at MIT Sloan



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March 28, 2022

Reskilling Your Workforce: Strategies to Meet Today's Business Challenges

How can companies and their employees work together to build the skills to address emerging business needs? Please join us for a virtual panel discussion on “Reskilling Your Workforce: Strategies to Meet Today’s Business Challenges,” on Monday, March 28 th from 5 to 6:30 p.m. ET.
January 26, 2022

Climate Change and the Recruitment of Migrant Workers

It’s well-known that climate change is causing people to migrate. However, recent research by NYU professor Natasha Iskander reveals a much lesser-known aspect of this trend: There are companies targeting regions experiencing climate stress when recruiting migrant workers.
January 21, 2022

Toward a Healthier Future of Work

Will 2022 be a year that companies take steps toward creating healthier working conditions for their employees? Four articles published in January highlight the new Work Design for Health toolkit developed by researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and MIT Sloan.

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June 8

RT @asosin: Most working-age Americans who died of COVID early in the pandemic were essential workers. It is an enduring failure that these…

June 8

RT @MIT_IWER: Check out the new report on US workers' recent organizing efforts & collective actions, from @TomKochan @MIT_IWER @MITSloan;…

May 30

RT @mahreen06: Grateful to my wonderful advisors for empowering me to pursue a PhD research agenda on #migration #workervoice #labormarkets

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