Education and Automation

Having completed 22 Future of Work MeetUps in cities of all types across California – urban, rural, suburban and affluent to struggling – I can attest to a common angst as communities anticipate how artificial intelligence and increased automation will impact the workplace. Employers and workers both want a playbook to future-proof and increase economic resiliency.

Last week, Walmart Inc. showed one playbook for increasing resiliency that others should study and follow. The company announced it will subsidize a college education for its associates, with their front-line training workers contributing $1 per day for the length of the online program.

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