Workforce Development News – July 10, 2017

By on July 10, 2017
The U.S. Economy Is … Fine

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The U.S. Economy Is … Fine

“Years of steady job growth have succeeded in putting most Americans back to work after the Great Recession but haven’t yet translated into strong gains in workers’ paychecks.”
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-trump-job-market-looks-a-lot-like-the-obama-job-market/

Beyond the Monthly Jobs Report: Putting Faces to The Numbers

“A clear takeaway is that the out-of-work population shows considerable variation within and across places, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to help people prepare for and find jobs.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2017/07/06/beyond-the-monthly-jobs-report-putting-faces-to-the-numbers/

June Jobs Numbers Suggest Soft Wages May Soon Rise

“U.S. job growth surged more than expected in June and employers increased hours for workers. But the pace of job growth is expected to slow as the labor market hits full employment. There is growing anecdotal evidence of companies struggling to find qualified workers.”
http://fortune.com/2017/07/07/jobs-report-june-unemployment-wages/

Is Customer Satisfaction the Wrong Goal?

“Customers continue to expect better and better customer service — in every industry, every niche, at every price point.”
https://www.helpscout.net/blog/customer-acquisition-vs-customer-satisfaction/

New Managers Should Focus on Helping Their Teams, Not Pleasing Their Bosses

“Demonstrate your trustworthiness, character, and competence.”
https://hbr.org/2017/07/new-managers-should-focus-on-helping-their-teams-not-pleasing-their-bosses

Preparing for a Career Fair? Follow These 13 Tips

“Make the most of it.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/preparing-for-a-career-fair-follow-these-13-tips/

Cover Letters for First-Time Job Seekers

“What you have on your side is excitement, enthusiasm, and openness.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/cover-letters-for-first-time-job-seekers/

10 Tips to Write a Better Cover Letter

“There are specific, concrete tips you can follow to write cover letters that will get you hired.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/10-tips-to-write-a-better-cover-letter/

Winners of the 4th annual International Drone Photography Contest

“Thousands of entries were submitted from everywhere in the world by talented professional photographers and amateur drone photo enthusiasts.”
http://www.dronestagr.am/2017-international-drone-photography-contest/

Fairness is not an attitude. It’s a professional skill that must be developed and exercised.” – Brit Hume

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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