Date(s) - Jul 16
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
A Gig Economy is an environment in which temporary positions are common and organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements. Nearly all the 10 million jobs created in the last decade were not traditional 9-5 jobs, according to research published in 2016 by Professors Lawrence Katz (Harvard University) and Alan Krueger (Princeton University). Employment in the so-called Gig Economy is growing much faster than traditional payroll employment (Brookings Institute, 2017) and is expected to reach 40% of the workforce by 2020. This has big implications for our clients. In this workshop, we will explore the changing nature of work and careers, with its more entrepreneurial focus, to better guide our clients.
Speaker: Wendy Gelberg, Career Navigator, JVS CareerSolution, Boston
Wendy provides one-on-one coaching, writes resumes, and facilitates job search workshops for people in transition. She has a particular interest in job search skills for introverts and authored the book, The Successful Introvert: How to Enhance Your Job Search and Advance Your Career. Wendy earned a Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.) from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, a Master’s Degree in Education from Boston University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rochester. She has presented at national conferences for resume writers and career coaches, and her job search advice has appeared in 20+ publications including Fortune.com, Time.com/money, Inc.com, Monster.com, Idealist.careers, and Woman’s Day.