Jessie Hammerling is a Lead Researcher for the Technology and Work Program at the University of California’s Berkeley Labor Center. She studies changes in the organization of production in key industries and the consequences of these changes for workers and their communities. Her current work focuses on technological change in the workplace and domestic outsourcing in the U.S. Recent research has explored methods for estimating outsourcing trends across industries in the U.S., and a case study of food services that examines connections between outsourcing, financialization, and market concentration.
In previous years, Jessie worked with the Labor Center’s Green Economy Program, studying labor standards and training in the energy and construction sectors. Prior to joining the Labor Center, she worked at the Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS) in Madison, WI. Jessie holds a Ph.D. in geography from UC Davis and a master’s degree in public policy from UW-Madison.