Global Translations

Cures for an Ailing Labor Market

Episode Notes

The pandemic sent shockwaves through a global labor market already upended by digitization and the green energy transition. It left tens of millions jobless and amplified skills gaps. Even as we spent trillions keeping the economy on life support, investment in the skills of the future has been scarce. So how do we get the right skills to the right people, to get the economy motoring again? Hosts Ryan Heath and Luiza Savage speak with experts about these major labor disruptions.

Ryan Heath is the host of "Global Translations". 
Luiza Savage is a host of "Global Translations".
Saadia Zahidi is a managing director at the World Economic Forum.
Marianne Wanamaker is a economics professor at the University of Tennessee and former chief domestic economist on the White House Council of Economic Advisors.

Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio. 
Kara Tabor is a producer for POLITICO Audio. 
Jenny Ament is the senior producer for POLITICO Audio. 
Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio.

Check out Ryan Heath's article on how workers are struggling for skills support here: 
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/06/workers-are-struggling-for-skills-support-during-pandemic-455063

And check out the other POLITICO newsletters: 

Global Translations: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/global-translations
Weekly Shift (labor): https://www.politico.com/newsletters/weekly-shift
Transition Playbook: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/transition-playbook