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Teleworkability as a new digital divide

What has the extent of teleworking been in the EU before and during the Covid-19 outbreak? Are we seeing a trend of new teleworkers across occupations and types of workers who weren’t able to work remotely previously?

This webinar, facilitated by Professor Chris Warhurst from University of Warwick’s Institute of Employment Research, Dr Enrique Fernández-Macías of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, examines how Covid-19 has changed the profile of the teleworker and what it means for the future of work.

Wednesday 14th July @ 11am-12pm BST

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Dr Enrique Fernandez-Macias

In a recent paper published by the European Commission, ‘Teleworkability and the COVID-19 crisis: a new digital divide?, Enrique Fernández-Macías and his colleagues investigated the extent of teleworking in the EU before and during the COVID-19 outbreak, and developed a conceptual framework and new empirical approach to identify the jobs that can be done from home and those that cannot. Dr Enrique Fernández-Macías research interests lie in the area that exists between economics and sociology, focusing on work and employment issues such as: The division of labour and change in employment structures. -Job quality and working conditions. -Technical change, work and employment. Wage inequality. European labour markets and labour regulation. He is currently a Researcher in the Joint Research Center of the European Commission