For many people, the nature of work is in flux. All indications are that the Traditional full-time job with one employer will continue to become less common as other work arrangements flourish. Those Non-Traditional alternatives are themselves evolving rapidly. To increase knowledge about how these changes are being experienced by the financially vulnerable (annual household income under $55,000), Commonwealth conducted a review of current research and then engaged with over a thousand workers nationwide through a survey, in-depth interviews, focus groups, and online. By giving voice to lower-wage people living the changing nature of work, we learn better how to support them in building their financial security and opportunity. Learn more in our latest report and our webinar on the topic.
Join us on June 5th, 2018 at 2:00 PM Eastern for a Twitter Chat to talk about job quality and the issues that these workers face. Be sure to use the hashtag #ChangingNatureOfWork so you can join the conversation. Below are the questions we'll be asking:
- What are the characteristics of a “good job”?
- What jobs come to mind when you think of lower-wage, Non-Traditional work?
- What qualities of Non-Traditional work can make it a good job?
- What qualities of Traditional work can make it a good job?
- How can lower-wage work be structured to improve work-life balance for workers?
- What could be done to help workers access benefits like health insurance and retirement?
- Only about half of Non-Traditional workers we talked to use checking/savings accounts. What might be preventing these workers from using these products?