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Workforce Development News – February 6, 2017
A weekly collection of interesting, insightful, and innovative articles on workforce development, employment and training, business performance improvement, leadership, higher education, and the economy.
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“Having the right mix of people is critical.”
“People on the plant floor need to be much more skilled than they were in the past. There are no jobs for high school graduates.”
“Manufacturers talk about why they decided to locate their production here, what worked and what didn’t—and whether the rewards were worth the travails.”
“The latter is harder to measure but just as important.”
“The U.S. economy posted solid job growth as it kicked off the new year, but wage growth was weaker than expected.”
“Many more workers believe their employer is bringing on new employees than letting people go. Workers in the East continue to report less robust hiring conditions than those in the West, Midwest and South.”
“After decades of strong gains, the share of women in the U.S. labor force has plateaued. The female share of the labor force will peak at 47.1% in 2025 and then taper off to 46.3% by 2060, meaning that women will remain a minority of the labor force.”
“You’ll never get a second chance to make a first impression. This is perhaps most true when it comes to a job resume.”
“The more research you’ve done, the better the interview.”
“’Tell me about yourself’ strikes fear into the hearts of even the most confident candidates. That’s because they haven’t given serious consideration to how it should be answered. It’s also because they haven’t taken time to construct a persuasive elevator pitch, which is one of the most important tools in your job search toolbox.”
“Who should be on your reference list and what will they be asked?”
“Despite anti-discrimination laws, countless employers refuse to interview or hire disabled candidates because they, consciously or not, assume we’ll introduce certain complexities into their offices – that there will be a need for special treatment and expensive or inconvenient accommodations.”
“Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi