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Workforce Development News – October 10, 2016
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“The changes reshaping the U.S. workplace are prompting many workers to think about lifetime commitments to retraining and upgrading their skills.”
“We look at projected long-term trends in the growth, size, and composition of the labor force.”
“Women entering the tech industry are far outnumbered by men and they lose ground on every step of the ladder.”
“Women and men continue to drop out of the workforce in troubling numbers. We have to figure out how to get people back to work and how to keep them at work. However, many women don’t want what businesses are offering them.”
“American employers continued to add jobs at a modest pace last month, marking six full years of continuous job creation in the wake of the 2007-09 recession.”
“Four things to focus on.”
“Give better feedback more often.”
“The role of today’s internal communicator is not to deliver unicorns and rainbows, but to inspire staffers to put forth their best work—solo and in concert with others.”
“A quick no is better than a long maybe.”
“Not everyone wants to be a job hopper.”
“In both good times and bad, ask someone what matters most in a job (especially someone 50+) and meaning looms large.”
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs