The emerging gig economy touches an ever wider variety of jobs – from on-call drivers and home healthcare workers to independent accountants and freelance writers. As more Americans earn paychecks in the contingent workforce, they are adapting to new rules and facing new risks – whether they realize it or not. The lack of traditional employee benefits, like retirement savings, threatens a significant blow to their overall financial security.
With the changing nature of work in America, the 20th century formula for providing protections and benefits to workers is falling behind 21st century innovation, and we must develop new solutions that can meet the long-term needs of workers and businesses alike.
How can we adapt our 20th century system for the 21st century workforce?
The Aspen Institute’s Financial Security Program’s and the Future of Work Initiative, will host a cutting edge conversation to explore the urgent retirement challenges facing on-demand workers, and innovative solutions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. This event will specifically explore how we might adapt the social contract for workers in America in a way that can make retirement benefits and protections more portable.
Featuring Keynote Remarks from:
The Honorable Phyllis C. Borzi
Assistant Secretary for the Employee Benefits Security Administration, US Department of Labor
Followed by A Moderated Question and Answer Session with:
Executive Director, Aspen Institute Financial Security Program
And a Panel Discussion that will Include:
Chief Product Officer, Honest Dollar
Chief Executive Officer, Peers
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Head of Government Relations, TIAA
Aetna Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Management, Harvard Kennedy School
Panel Moderated by:
Margaret “Peggy” Collins
Finance and Investing Reporter, Bloomberg News and Businessweek