Essential Jobs, Inequality, and “Dirty Work”: A Book Talk with Eyal Press – Oct 20
Posted by Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity on October 19, 2021
The pandemic has heightened many organizations’ focus on job quality: now is the time to shift focus from fixing workers to fixing work. Companies are facing pressure to improve factors that contribute to job quality including wages, benefits, workplace safety, racial and gender equity, and opportunities to learn and grow. But often overlooked is the content of the work—how does what we do align with who we think we are? In his new book, “Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America,” Eyal Press explores the toll of moral injuries at work, highlighting the working conditions of jobs that typically go unseen and raising disquieting questions about our society and its dependence on these jobs. For anyone concerned about job quality, “Dirty Work” is essential reading.
Please join us on October 20, 2021, 2:00-3:00 PM, for a virtual conversation with the author.
More in "Miscellaneous"
- Teaching The 1619 Project: A Virtual Event for Educators and Librarians – Dec 13
- Webinar: Examing Undergraduates’ Career Preparation Experiences – Dec 8
- Apply to Join the Environmental Justice Advisory Commission – Dec 22
Stay Current in Philly's Higher Education and Nonprofit Sector
We compile a weekly email with local events, resources, national conferences, calls for proposals, grant, volunteer and job opportunities in the higher education and nonprofit sectors.