Despite Labor Shortage in the Workforce, Regular Discrimination Continues to Keep Numbers Low

August 22, 2023
Ron Stefanski


Today’s world is so fast-paced and digitally-driven, the dynamics of the workforce are evolving at a rapid pace. Yet, as we march forward, we are confronted with an age-old challenge: the lack of diversity and inclusion in job roles. Siloing of jobs based on gender, race, or background is no longer tenable, especially when there’s a massive talent shortage and a pronounced skills gap. 

Addressing these challenges requires multifaceted solutions: from harnessing the potential of immigrants, providing equal opportunities, shattering stereotypes. But most importantly, empowering the workforce to rise to the occasion. Talking to Ron J. Sefanski about this subject for a second portion of an episode of “DisruptEd,” Jane Oates, President of WorkingNation, shared a few of her viewpoints on the pathways to a better future. Oates has decades of experience having worked at the US Department of Labor, and US Senate’s Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP). Her company has also done work in creating short films.

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