Full Name
Julia Pollack
Job Title
Chief Economist
Speaker Bio

Julia Pollak is the chief economist for ZipRecruiter who is moving the needle behind scenes with forward-looking, integrated approaches to economics and the future of work. As the leading economic voice at one of the world’s top online employment enterprises, she leverages exclusive data to gauge the health of the labor market, identify hiring trends, and help organizations and individuals succeed in today’s ever-evolving economic landscape. 

Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Pollak draws from her research to lead an absorbing analysis of what the data dictates in regards to the current and future economic outlook, and what it all means for businesses, their customers, and employees. Viewing the economy from a holistic lens, Pollak is expertly versed at relating key trends to what matters most for organizations, especially as it relates to the labor market and the workplace experience. She explains the economic factors shaping the world of work and points to the numbers to offer valuable recruiting and human resources strategies for the future of work. 

Prior to her role as the foremost economic influencer and decision-maker at ZipRecruiter, Pollak was an adjunct economics instructor at Pepperdine University. She also served as an assistant policy analyst at the RAND Corporation, where her research centered on issues related to military personnel policy and defense acquisition. Her findings were used by major U.S. government clients to guide solutions to their organizational challenges. Before that, she was a drilling reservist in the U.S. Navy and a research assistant for defense studies at The Heritage Foundation, where she conducted research on defense strategy, budgets, and military readiness.  

A sought-after thought leader on the markets and the economy, Pollak’s expertise is frequently featured and cited in national media outlets, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and NPR. She is a graduate of Harvard University and the winner of the Military Excellence Award as the top recruit in a class of more than 800 people at the Great Lakes cohort. 

Julia Pollack