As part of the work I do, I mentor young professionals. For nearly two years, I had the honor of mentoring a college student named Theo*. In June of 2021 he’ll graduate from a small, local university with a degree in communication, despite below average grades. He is kind, hard working, and level-headed. On paper,…

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Diverse group of people on a mountain top

We stand today on the cusp of the most transformative labor market evolution in a century.  Until recently, this shift has been primarily defined by what’s been called the “4th Industrial Revolution.” This is the confluence of robotics, automation, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and related advances that have already massively disrupted many industries…

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As of yesterday, hundreds of thousands of people have either been laid off or their jobs lay in the balance, here in Washington State. As the rest of the U.S. responds to slow the spread of COVID-19, we may see millions of people laid off from almost every industry. Does that mean those people are…

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