In his first State of the State Address on Tuesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new commission to help guide California’s future, technology-enabled workforce.
From the text of his speech as prepared:
It’s time to develop a new modern compact for California’s changing workforce. This is much bigger than Dynamex.
California needs a comprehensive statewide strategy to uplift and upskill our workers, to ensure technological advancements in AI, blockchain, big data, are creating jobs, not destroying them, and to reform our institutions so that more workers have an ownership stake in their sweat equity.
We will appoint a new Commission on California’s Workforce & Future of Work. We will bring together leaders from labor and business – both the public and private sectors. Their assignment is to come up with new ideas to expand worker opportunity without extinguishing innovation or flexibility.