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Workforce Development News – May 16, 2016
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“Take a closer look at employment and wage data to see the makeup of newly created jobs.”
“Metropolitan areas with the 10 highest shares of middle-income adults are mostly in the Midwest.”
“The middle class lost ground in nearly nine-in-ten U.S. metropolitan areas examined.”
“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.”
“63% say they likely would find a new job just as good. 15% say they are likely to lose their job in next year.”
“Damage from a layoff can include smaller paychecks for decades, lower rates of homeownership, psychological issues and perhaps even shorter lifespans.”
“A helpful list of replies and comebacks.”
“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.”
“Four themes collectively describe millennials: unattached, connected, unconstrained and idealistic.”
“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.”
“The answer is yes — profoundly so. Millennials will change the world decisively more than any other generation.”
“Here are the qualities that make an MVP employee and how to portray them to employers during the hiring process:”
“We should never stop learning.”
“The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.” – William Morris