Workforce Development News – May 16, 2016

By on May 16, 2016
What Millennials Want From Work and Life

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Just How Good (or Bad) Are All the Jobs Added to the Economy Since the Recession?

“Take a closer look at employment and wage data to see the makeup of newly created jobs.”
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/05/11/just-how-good-or-bad-are-all-the-jobs-added-to-the-economy-since-the-recession/

The Shrinking Middle Class in U.S. Metropolitan Areas: 6 Key Findings

“Metropolitan areas with the 10 highest shares of middle-income adults are mostly in the Midwest.”
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/05/12/us-middle-class-metros-takeaways/

America’s Shrinking Middle Class: A Close Look at Changes Within Metropolitan Areas

“The middle class lost ground in nearly nine-in-ten U.S. metropolitan areas examined.”
http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2016/05/11/americas-shrinking-middle-class-a-close-look-at-changes-within-metropolitan-areas/

Are You in The American Middle Class?

“See where you are in the distribution of Americans by income tier. Enter the location that best describes where you live, your household income and the number of people in your household.”
http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2016/05/11/are-you-in-the-american-middle-class/

U.S. Workers Regain Faith in Finding Good Job if Laid Off

“63% say they likely would find a new job just as good. 15% say they are likely to lose their job in next year.”
http://www.gallup.com/poll/191399/workers-regain-faith-finding-good-job-laid-off.aspx

Six Ways the Recession Inflicted Scars on Millions of Unemployed Americans

“Damage from a layoff can include smaller paychecks for decades, lower rates of homeownership, psychological issues and perhaps even shorter lifespans.”
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/05/10/six-ways-the-recession-inflicted-scars-on-millions-of-unemployed-americans/

7 Things to Say When a Conversation Turns Negative

“A helpful list of replies and comebacks.”
https://hbr.org/2016/05/7-things-to-say-when-a-conversation-turns-negative

Millennials: The Job-Hopping Generation

“Millennials most likely generation to switch jobs. They are the least engaged generation in the workplace. And 60% of millennials are open to new job opportunities.”
http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/191459/millennials-job-hopping-generation.aspx

What Millennials Want From Work and Life

“Four themes collectively describe millennials: unattached, connected, unconstrained and idealistic.”
http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/191435/millennials-work-life.aspx

What Millennials Want from a New Job

“We asked workers how important particular attributes were to them when applying for new jobs. For all employees, opportunities to learn and grow and the quality of their manager lead the list. But these issues are often more important for Millennials.”
https://hbr.org/2016/05/what-millennials-want-from-a-new-job

Are Millennials Really That Different?

“The answer is yes — profoundly so. Millennials will change the world decisively more than any other generation.”
http://www.gallup.com/opinion/chairman/191426/millennials-live-work.aspx

5 Qualities You Need to Show in the Job Search

“Here are the qualities that make an MVP employee and how to portray them to employers during the hiring process:”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/qualities-show-off/

9 Skills You Should Learn That Pay Dividends Forever

“We should never stop learning.”
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/274886

The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.” – William Morris

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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: LinkedInTwitterGoogle+ArticlesEmail

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