Workforce Development News – March 7, 2016

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The February Jobs Report in 14 Charts

“Getting Paid, Out of Work, Not Participating, Prime-Age Workers, Men and Women at Work, School Work, Annual Returns, Reasons for Joblessness, Is Slack Shrinking?, Labor Market Dropouts, Diminishing Slack, Still Searching, What Kind of Jobs, and Scheduling Shifts.”
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/03/04/the-february-jobs-report-in-14-charts/

Americans Are Finally Returning To The Workforce

“A rising labor force participation rate, strong job growth, a tale of two economies, and a shorter work week.”
http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/march-jobs-report/

This Is the Largest Job-Growth Streak Ever—Kind Of

“This is now the largest sustained period of jobs growth the U.S. has seen since it started keeping track in 1939. Since 2010, the economy has added more than 13 million jobs without suffering a negative month.”
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/03/04/this-is-the-largest-job-growth-streak-ever-kind-of/

What the Most Successful People Know About Finding Career Happiness

“If people placed higher importance on the following things, then more employees would find genuine satisfaction in their jobs:”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/what-the-most-successful-people-know-about-finding-career-happiness/

Professional Truck Driver Training Expo and Job Fair, March 16, 2016

Visit with us and our employer partners on March 16, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the St. Louis Community College Forest Park Campus Student Center, 5600 Oakland Ave., to learn more about our no-cost Class A CDL training program and the qualification process to become a Professional Truck Driver.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2016/professional-truck-driver-training-expo-job-fair-march-16-2016-fast-track-career/

Developing Manufacturing Workers Who Are Job-Ready on Day One

“Over the next decade, 3.4 million manufacturing jobs will likely be needed, and 60% of them are likely to be unfilled due to the talent shortage. How can we close that number (and the skills gap)?”
http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/developing-manufacturing-workers-who-are-job-ready-day-one

What Do Recruiters Look for in A Resume at First Glance?

“A top recruiter on what anyone can see after 30 seconds with your resume.”
http://qz.com/525496/done-what-a-recruiter-sees-on-your-resume-at-first-glance/

How to Get the Most Out of an Informational Interview

“When you’re looking for a job or exploring a new career path, it’s smart to go out on informational interviews. Which questions will help you gain the most information? Are there any topics you should avoid? And how should you ask for more help if you need it?”
https://hbr.org/2016/02/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-an-informational-interview

How to Prepare for a Second Interview

“Here’s how to dress, what to say and what to expect in a second-round job interview.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2016-02-29/how-to-prepare-for-a-second-interview

How to Be Exceptionally Likable: 11 Things the Most Charming People Always Do

“And you can too.”
http://www.inc.stfi.re/jeff-haden/how-to-be-exceptionally-likable-11-things-the-most-charming-people-always-do.html

You Should Spend Your Money on Experiences, Not Things

“When you work hard every single day and there’s only so much money left after your regular expenses, you have to make certain it’s well spent. Spend your limited funds on what will make you happy.”
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/271463

Be a doer, not a dreamer.” – Shonda Rhimes

About Richard Schumacher

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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