Workforce Development News – August 8, 2016

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The July Jobs Report in 15 Charts

“How much hiring, Getting paid, Broader measures, School work, Men and women at work, Hiring history, Labor force, Prime-age workers, Job Market drop-0ffs, Tracking slack, Still searching, Measuring unemployment, Scheduling shifts, What kind of jobs, and Shift shares.”
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/08/05/the-july-jobs-report-in-15-charts/

America’s Advanced Industries: New Trends

“St. Louis’ annual average percent change in advanced industries jobs is 1.7% with 144,316 advanced industry jobs.”
https://www.brookings.edu/research/americas-advanced-industries-new-trends/

An Analysis of Long-Term Unemployment

“Being black, having lower educational attainment, and having lower cognitive skills were associated with increased odds of having a long-term spell of unemployment.”
http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2016/article/an-analysis-of-long-term-unemployment.htm

U.S. Job Creation Remains at Post-Recession High in July

“Hiring activity in the U.S. remains at its best in eight years, according to U.S. workers themselves. This syncs with the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ unemployment figures. The private sector continues to provide the large majority of Americans’ jobs.”
http://www.gallup.com/poll/194114/job-creation-remains-post-recession-high-july.aspx

So Long, Middle Class: Middle-Income Jobs Are Disappearing the Fastest

“Although the total number of American jobs is projected to increase by around 7.2 million over the next five years, this growth largely leaves behind the middle of the income spectrum.”
http://www.nbcnews.com/business/economy/so-long-middle-class-middle-income-jobs-are-disappearing-fastest-n623886

How Low-Skilled Workers Could Rescue the U.S. Economy

“Their re-entry into the labor force will help power a revival in growth over the next decade.”
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/08/02/how-low-skilled-workers-could-rescue-the-u-s-economy/

St. Louis Community College to Present State of the St. Louis Workforce Report

The St. Louis Community College Workforce Solutions Group will present the 2016 State of St. Louis Workforce Report on Wednesday, August 10 from 7:30 to 10 a.m. The theme of this year’s report is “Manufacturing, Healthcare, Transportation & Logistics – Driving the Economy…Shaping the Workforce.” The report will highlight key talent development issues for the region. It will be presented in the St. Louis Community College at Forest Park Mildred Bastain Performing Arts Center beginning at 8 a.m. The report and panel session will also air live on HEC-TV network.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2016/st-louis-community-college-present-state-st-louis-workforce-report/

Economists React to the July Jobs Report: ‘The U.S. Labor Market Earned a Gold Medal’

“Broad-based employment gains across the economy indicate that the economy is in much better condition than the recent GDP report would suggest.”
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/08/05/economists-react-to-the-july-jobs-report-the-u-s-labor-market-earned-a-gold-medal/

The 20 Most Common Things That Come Up During Reference Checks

“Considering that delivering negative feedback is not a desirable task, and many times is actively avoided, it was particularly surprising to find 106 different areas for improvement.”
https://hbr.org/2016/08/the-20-most-common-things-that-come-up-during-reference-checks

10 Resume Tips to Help You Get the Job

“When your resume is in need of a major overhaul, the hardest part is often figuring out where to begin.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/10-resume-tips-to-help-you-get-the-job/

3 Unasked Questions You Need to Answer to Get Hired

“Consider speaking to these important points during the interview process.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2016-07-26/3-unasked-questions-you-need-to-answer-to-get-hired

10 Insider Lessons No One in the Business World Will Teach You

“Whether we like it or not, the corporate world is the real world, and we have to learn how to navigate it successfully.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/10-insider-lessons-no-one-in-the-business-world-will-teach-you/

We’re all working together; that’s the secret.” – Sam Walton

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Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has held Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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