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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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We are excited to announce our next webinar on Thursday the 12th of May at 3.30 pm! Prof Graham Crow will present on "Academics retiring, scunnered or otherwise". Such a topical subject! Full details can be found here: https://t.co/0GKUxUKmkk @rft158 @PaulineLeonard
Looking forward to seeing Huainan and Ben present their doctoral research and its implications for the future of work. Thursday 11-12.15. Come and join us... https://t.co/IcxH2pv998
Looking forward to seeing Huainan and Ben present their doctoral research and its implications for the future of work. Thursday 11-12.15. Come and join us... https://t.co/IcxH2pv998
Join us on Wednesday at 13:00 when @traceyw_soc and Clare Lyonette will be talking about their @ESRC project on work, care and inequalities during the pandemic. Hosted by @CRWO14 and @Workfutures https://t.co/nmtRvuA5xv