Work report warns of future economy’s shifting state  – Lowell Sun

 Work report warns of future economy’s shifting state  – Lowell Sun

Many details outlined and conclusions reached by the firm tasked by the Baker administration to predict future state employment trends should seem obvious to just about everyone.

Some pronouncements, like the critical need for more housing, predate the pandemic, while others, including the urban exodus of businesses and permanent remote workplaces, have been influenced by this coronavirus episode.

So, it’s no coincidence that investments in housing, transit and job training emerged as the commonwealth’s top priorities as it recovers from the effects of COVID-19, according to the recently released future of work report.

“The changing ways of working may shift what we think of as the ‘center of gravity’ here in Massachusetts away from the urban core and toward the rest of the state,” Gov. Baker said at a Tuesday morning press conference at the Tufts Launchpad’s Boston location for BioLabs, a recipient of a Workforce…

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