I spoke with Van Ton-Quinlivan, CEO of Futuro Health and author of WorkforceRx: Agile and Inclusive Strategies for Employers, Educators and Workers in Unsettled Times.

With 11 million open jobs and 5.9 million people unemployed, the nation needs solutions for connecting people with the right skills for the right jobs – not a return to business-as-usual but the creation of an inclusive and skilled workforce ready for the changing nature of work. Ton-Quinlivan believes the solution starts with an agile mindset and the cultivation of an ecosystem of collaboration.

Drawing on her many years of experience in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, including her time as executive vice chancellor of the California Community Colleges, Ton-Quinlivan’s book shares a collection of proven workforce development strategies that present practical options for dealing holistically with the challenges facing employers, workers, and the economy today, all of which have direct relevance to the post-COVID economy.