Fragmentation in the future of work: Exploring the impact of the changing nature of work on vulnerable workers

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Arif Jetha
Institute for Work & Health

The future of work is characterized by diverse social, technological, economic, environmental and political changes, including artificial intelligence and the automation of jobs, an aging workforce and climate change. These are expected to disrupt every industry, transform working conditions and affect the types and availability of jobs.

Despite a growing discourse on the changing nature of work, there is limited understanding of how the future of work will impact vulnerable labour market groups. In this presentation, Dr. Arif Jetha shares findings from a recently completed horizon scan of peer-reviewed research literature, grey literature and social media. He outlines nine major trends that may shape the future of work and have a specific impact on vulnerable workers.

About presenter

Dr. Arif Jetha is a scientist at the Institute for Work & Health. His program of research aims at examining how the future of work will impact vulnerable groups of workers, including young workers and people living with disabilities.

About IWH Speaker Series

The IWH Speaker Series brings you the latest findings from work and health researchers from the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) and beyond. For those unable to attend, the recorded webinar of most presentations in the IWH Speaker Series are made available on its web page within a week of the event.