Editor’s Note: The “Future of Work” is a WRAL TechWire series, supported by commercial real estate firm JLL and other partners.  Each week, WRAL TechWire reporter Jason Parker will host a LinkedIn Live interview or panel with subject matter experts to explore in greater depth the themes discussed throughout the special reporting series.  WRAL TechWire’s LinkedIn page is here.  


RALEIGH – The Triangle’s economy is changing, driven by factors both related and unrelated to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

That includes the latest shifts in the labor market and in the race for talent, both locally in the Triangle where there are more than 60,000 job openings, and globally, as many professional roles have moved to remote environments.

But what do workers want, and will it be permanent?  How can companies respond, today, to prepare for the workforce of the future?

Those are some of the questions discussed throughout this week’s “Future of Work” reports, a special project conducted by WRAL TechWire that investigates the changing economy, real estate, and the labor force.

‘Future of Work’ via LinkedIn Live: Investors see Triangle with ‘room to run’ in coming decade

What workers want: Tuesday, April 26, 9 a.m.

This week, WRAL TechWire hosts a second LinkedIn Live session to explore the themes throughout the series.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 26, at 9 a.m. eastern time, tune in to WRAL TechWire’s LinkedIn page to view a panel conversation hosted by WRAL TechWire reporter Jason Parker.

Two experts from commercial real estate firm JLL will join Parker.  Molly Glasgow is an executive vice president with the firm and Courtney Fain is The discussions will take place over about a half an hour, and will cover topics such as the future of the Triangle’s economy, the race for space in hot segments of the market, the region’s strength in the life sciences, and how capital is moving to and through the commercial real estate sector.

Join the community for the LinkedIn Live sessions.  Tomorrow’s session launches at 9 a.m. eastern time, on WRAL TechWire’s LinkedIn page.  You can register to attend in advance.


This editorial package was produced with funding support from JLL and other partners.  WRAL TechWire retains full editorial control of all content.

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