Saving the Future of Work Discussed on America’s Work Force

Edward Hess, author of Humility is the New Smart, spoke to America’s Work Force on May 31 about the future of work and what can be done to protect workers.

Edward Hess

Hess spoke about the future of jobs in America and what can be done to protect workers. He said that within the next 15 years, 47 percent of jobs in America will become automated; an estimated 80 million jobs. With the amount of jobs that could hypothetically be lost, Hess spoke about what needs to be done right now to create a stronger safety net for those people who could lose their jobs. Lastly, he talked about the three jobs in America that will be around, even after many jobs turn to automation.

Tim OrtmanTim Ortman, author of Newsreal: A view Through the Lens When…, spoke with AWF about his career as an incredibly accomplished cameraman and how the media has changed over the years. Ortman traveled to five continents over the course of his career and detailed in his book how political atmospheres differ as a witness first-hand. Lastly, he spoke about “fake news” and how it is being used as a smokescreen to divert people’s attention away from something that may be hurtful to a person’s character, but is still based off of truth.



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