- Workforce Development
- The Meltdown
- Labor market conditions
Edward E. Gordon, Ph.D., as a historical economist he applies inter-disciplinary solutions that address the jobs-skills disconnect and related economic development issues.
Gordon is a human capital management expert who is internationally recognized as an authority on how talent delivery systems, career development, and training relate to business and economic growth.
As a writer, researcher, he has helped shape policy and promote business and talent development through regional cross-sector partnerships.
He has helped hundreds of clients, including: regional workforce boards, state and regional economic development agencies, talent development agencies across the U.S. and in other nations, professional and trade associations, chambers of commerce, unions, non-profit organizations, universities, community colleges, business schools, school systems, the U.S. Departments of Education, Commerce and Labor, the Federal Reserve Bank, and companies of all sizes ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to small businesses.
Gordon is the author or co-author of 21 books including Future Jobs: Winning the Global Talent Showdown, Divided on D-Day, The 2010 Meltdown, Skill Wars, FutureWork, Closing the Literacy Gap in American Business, Opportunities in Training and Development Careers, Literacy in America, The Tutoring Revolution, Peer Tutoring, and Tutor Quest.
He has been quoted in or written over 300 articles for major newspapers such as USA Today, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, and Investor’s Business Daily, and popular magazines, business publications, and education journals, including The Futurist, M World, Talent Management, Training, HR Magazine, and Employment Relations Today as well as in the documentary film “Waiting for Superman.”
His media experience includes the CBS Network’s The Early Show, The PBS NewsHour, CNN, NBC, Bloomberg TV, WGN, NPR, Time-Warner Cable, USA Radio, and Yahoo!
He has been heard by over 500,000 people and millions on television and radio.
Gordon has taught courses in business, psychology, and history.
He holds a Ph.D. in History/Psychology, graduating Magna cum Laude in History, graduating Magna cum Laude. He also pursued graduate study in history.
- Explains how the current job-skills crisis is due to a broad structural failure of the talent-development system & has sweeping socioeconomic consequences
- Focuses on the mismatch between the skills required in today’s workplaces and the current talent pool
- Provides examples of regional cross-sector partnerships that are making headway in solving the skills-jobs disconnect
America’s low unemployment rate overshadows the fact that tens of millions of Americans are unemployed while employers are reporting that finding qualified candidates for vacant jobs is their top-ranked problem. In Future Jobs, historical economist Edward E. Gordon explains how increasingly complex technologies, global demographic shifts, and outdated education-to-employment systems are converging toward a labor-market crisis.
How can we create the skilled talent urgently needed for the jobs of today and tomorrow? He points to a solution gaining traction across the United States: Regional Talent Innovation Networks (RETAINs), alliances of businesses, educators, government agencies, and nonprofit organization that are successfully bridging the talent gap.
Additionally, he provides information on the most promising jobs and careers of the next decade for early-career job seekers and for workers who are looking to change career paths.
Your audiences will find: businesses seeking to fill vacant jobs, community organizations and governments trying to attract new enterprises and retain current businesses, educators preparing students for careers, and those concerned about job and career options.