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Talks // Coming up // The Future Of…Work
2 July

The Future Of…Work

What will the future of work look like for Cornwall, and what can we do to make it better? 

Today, Cornwall stands ready to lead the UK in the reindustrialisation necessary for green transition. Whether energy, marine, or metals and minerals, there is tangible promise of jobs, productivity and prosperity in cutting-edge sectors.

But for many Cornish people, the reality of working life is one of low pay, precarious conditions, and few opportunities for progression. This is especially the case in the everyday economy of essential services like care, and the visitor economy based around tourism and hospitality.

How can we improve working conditions and pay in these sectors whilst seizing the opportunities for growth and investment in the industries of the future? How do we ensure the people of Cornwall are best placed to take advantage of the jobs and livelihoods that should accompany reindustrialisation?

Join a panel of expert speakers from business, policy, academia and civil society to explore and discuss these questions in more detail. Our panellists will share their insight into the world of work in Cornwall followed by a Q&A; an opportunity for audience members to ask the questions they want to ask about working conditions and opportunities in the region. 

This event is funded by the Entrepreneurial Futures project, a £5.6m investment in research, development and innovation (RD&I) activity for businesses based in Cornwall & Isles of Scilly led by the University of Exeter.  This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Cornwall Council has been chosen by Government as a Lead Authority for the fund and is responsible for monitoring the progress of projects funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.  



5.30pm Networking

7pm Panel Discussion followed by Q&A

The Future Of…Work: How Can We Build A Better Future Of Work For Cornwall?
Tuesday 2nd July 5.30pm

Tickets: Free



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