When unprecedented education meets workforce precarity

October 19, 2016

“As the reality of working increasingly becomes a mash-up of contracts, self-employment, part-time gigs and career shifts, how can universities help grads adjust to a constantly changing labour landscape?” ask Ilona Dougherty and Emma Jones for the Globe and Mail. The authors delve into the new reality that confronts the many graduates who are part of Canada’s most educated generation, but who also face a level of employment precarity not seen for generations. The article chronicles the stories of several recent graduates who are trying to navigate Canada’s increasingly complex job market, offering insights on how universities can better train them to do so. Globe and Mail