This bill — known as the Exploring the Future of Work Act — would require the Dept. of Labor to conduct a study with the National Academies on the displacement of workers due to technological innovations. The study would: 1) assess demographic, training, technology, and workforce needs; 2) identify industry sectors likely to be significantly impacted by automation; and 3) provide recommendations for policy solutions. The study would be provided to Congress and made publicly available within 18 months of this bill’s enactment.
What is House Bill H.R. 4480?
Cost of House Bill H.R. 4480
In-Depth: Sponsoring Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) introduced this bill to “review the workforce challenges that an increase in automation and innovation present”, adding:
“Over the years Wisconsinites have seen firsthand how technology and innovation has changed our everyday lives. Automation is showing no sign of slowing down, and it is only a matter of time until it changes the jobs available to our workers. We can’t afford to be unprepared. By starting to look at the challenge and how we find solutions we can prepare our workers for the jobs of the future.”
This legislation has the support of nine bipartisan cosponsors, including five Republicans and four Democrats.
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Exploring the Future of Work Act
To provide for a study by the National Academies on workplace challenges.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Committee on Education and LaborIntroducedNovember 29th, 2017
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