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The Work Futures Research Centre (WFRC) is an interdisciplinary research and consultancy hub which draws on experts from across the University of Southampton.

Through our network of internationally recognized researchers, we tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing the world of work, both paid and unpaid, from digital labour to social care, work organizations across the private, public and third sectors and employees whether on salaries, contracts or unemployed. We are interested in diversity within labour markets, whether through gender, race and ethnicity, social class, educational background, age, sexual orientation or geographical location.
We have published widely in academic and policy and practice formats. Our expertise covers both the UK and international labour markets, and we specialize in developing innovative ways to understand and solve problems and provide strategic and tactical intelligence to our partners.

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Very excited about our two upcoming webinars:

10th June @danielsusskind on 'The Future of Work in the Age of Covid-19' (w/ @sotonWSI)

1st July @SimmsMelanie on 'The Future of Collective Regulation at Work'

More details/links to register on our website
πŸ‘‰ https://t.co/mufW5hR4W7

If you missed our Work Futures seminar with Michael Arthur last week on 'Coronavirus and Careers', you can now watch a recording here.

πŸ‘‰ https://t.co/HgGwWZ36vE

An interesting 'Brave Conversations' on 'Humans, Values and Technology' event coming up in a few weeks, hosted by our colleagues in the @sotonWSI

Go to πŸ‘‰ https://t.co/jKPahPECrm for more info and to register https://t.co/8cP6tCRXhp

Just listened to Michael Arthur on potential consequences of Covid on careers. Some heartening thoughts on: 'using time one's well to make new connections & take advantage of situation. & reflect back on what we have all achieved recently online'. @UoSDocCollege @GCRF_BRECcIA

Thank you all for joining us today in our first online event! Michael Arthur's talk initiated a very lively discussion! Looking forward to seeing you all in our second online event on the 10th of June, featuring Daniel Susskind ( @danielsusskind). See https://t.co/WWWUe6F7Pp

Our Work Futures re-launch seminar with Michael Arthur on 'Careers and Coronavirus' is at 3pm today!

Join us hereπŸ‘‰ https://t.co/qexD6PnojT (we have changed the link so please use this one!)