Jeff Wald, Founder of WorkMarket & Author of The End of Jobs, Announces the $10 Million Future of Work Prize

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Jeff Wald, the founder of WorkMarket, an ADP Company, and the author of “The End of Jobs,” announced today the $10 million Future of Work Prize. The competition, outlined in his book, has the twenty leading thinkers of the future of work share their vision for the world of work in 2040. The $10 million Future of Work Prize will be awarded to the writer whose vision proves the most accurate forecast.

Wald selected the twenty contributors based on his years of research for “The End of Jobs: The Rise of On-Demand Workers and Agile Corporations” (Post Hill Press; June 2020). Each contributor, selected for their leadership in studying and shaping how the world works, was asked to provide an essay for the book’s inclusion.

In making the announcement, Wald said, “I was blown away by the insight, vision and predicative powers of the contributors. They paint very different visions of the future. Some wrote as letters to their family. Some wrote as short stories imagining the life of a worker in 2040. Some focused on education and some on specific skills. I could not be prouder that they are a part of this great book and I look forward to awarding one of the authors the $10 million Future of Work Prize.”

The contributors who share their vision of work include:

Andrew Stern, President Emeritus - Service Employees International Union
Barry Asin, President - Staffing Industry Analysts
Bruce Morton, Head of Strategy - Allegis Global Solutions
Carl Camden, Former CEO - Kelly Services
Cindy Olson, Former CHRO - Enron
Daniel Pianko, Managing Partner - Achieve Partners
David Fano, CEO - Teal
Deborah Borg, CHRO - Bunge
Gene Holtzman, Founder - Talent Tech Labs
Gene Zaino, Founder - MBO Partners
Holly Paul, CHRO - FTI Consulting
Ian Ziskin, Former CHRO - Northrup Grumman
Jane Oates, President - WorkingNation
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., President - Society for Human Resource Management
Kim Seymour, CHRO - WW (formerly Weight Watchers)
Marcus Sawyerr, Global Head of Digital - Adecco
Michael Bertolino, Senior Partner - E&Y
Michael Johnson, Former CHRO - UPS
Michelle Greenstreet, Former CHRO - Various
William Weissman, Partner - Littler Mendelson

Jeff Wald is the founder of WorkMarket, an ADP Company, which serves as an enterprise software platform that enables companies to manage freelancers. Wald has founded several other technology companies, including Spinback, a social sharing platform (eventually purchased by salesforce.com). Wald began his career in finance, serving as managing director at activist hedge fund Barington Capital Group, a vice president at venture capital firm GlenRock and various roles in the M&A Group at JP Morgan.

Wald is an active angel investor and startup advisor, as well as serving on numerous public and private Boards of Directors. He also formerly served as an officer in the Auxiliary Unit of the New York Police Department. Wald is the author of “The Birthday Rules” and “The End of Jobs: The Rise of On-Demand Workers and Agile Corporations.” Wald frequently speaks at conferences and in media on startups and labor issues.

Wald holds an MBA from Harvard University and an MS and BS from Cornell University.

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