Paul Osterman is the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Professor of Human Resources and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management as well as a member of the Department of Urban Planning at MIT. From July 2003 to June 2007, he also served as Deputy Dean at the MIT Sloan School. His research concerns change in work organization within companies, career patterns and processes within firms, economic development, urban poverty, and public policy surrounding skills training and employment programs. Osterman recently executed a nationally representative survey of all employed adults that carefully measured the extent and consequences of non-standard work including contracting out. That survey was fielded just prior to the COVID crisis and he is currently launching a longitudinal follow up survey. Osterman has been a senior administrator of job training programs for Massachusetts and has consulted widely for government agencies, foundations, community groups, firms, and public interest organizations.