AUGUSTA – Senator Lisa Keim (R-Oxford) has been selected to co-chair a subcommittee of The Council of State Governments’ (CSG) national Future of Work Task Force.
“The CSG Future of Work Task Force will bring together a diverse group of state officials to explore how states can best navigate the challenges and opportunities of the new economy,” CSG Executive Director David Adkins said.
“The task force will examine how technology creates new jobs and eliminates existing jobs, and it will share success stories and best practices and provide guidance on how states can best embrace the innovative and ever-evolving opportunities in the new economy.”
Senator Keim will co-chair the Workforce of Tomorrow Subcommittee to explore policy options to ensure state workforces can accommodate the shifting needs of employers and employees alike in the face of technological disruptions from automation, robotics, artificial intelligence and the expansion of the “gig economy.”
“It is an honor to have been selected to serve in this capacity with The Council of State Governments,” said Sen. Keim. “Maine’s economy has been a prime example of how changing technology impacts workforce demands and the economy. It’s critical to always be looking ahead so we can embrace change and adequately prepare for the future. I look forward to working with folks from around the country to learn what has worked elsewhere and also to share our success stories with our neighbors.”
Senator Lisa Keim is currently serving her second term representing District 18 in the Maine Senate. She serves on the Legislature’s Judiciary and Government Oversight committees. The work of the task force will take place across a two-year timeline with key findings and recommendations studied and shared during task force meetings, some of which will be held
at the annual CSG National Conferences.