Workforce Development News – July 31, 2017

By on July 31, 2017
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30 Million Workers without a Bachelor’s Degree Have Good Jobs

“Although the decline in the manufacturing economy eliminated many good jobs for high school graduates, there are still 30 million good jobs in the U.S. that pay well without a BA. These good jobs have median earnings of $55,000 and are changing from traditional blue-collar industries to skilled-services industries.”
https://goodjobsdata.org/

Most Americans Unaware that as U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Have Disappeared, Output Has Grown

“Most Americans know manufacturing jobs have declined, but only about a third know output has increased.”
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/07/25/most-americans-unaware-that-as-u-s-manufacturing-jobs-have-disappeared-output-has-grown/

Panelists for 2017 State of St. Louis Workforce Event Announced

St. Louis Community College’s Workforce Solutions Group will present the 2017 State of St. Louis Workforce Report 7:30-10 a.m. Wednesday, August 9, in the Mildred E. Bastian Theatre at STLCC’s Forest Park campus, 5600 Oakland Avenue. Come hear a discussion about in-demand skills that are central to the St. Louis economy. Stuart Andreason, Workforce Development Director at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is the featured keynote speaker.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2017/panelists-2017-state-st-louis-workforce-event-announced/

The 4 Types of Project Manager

“Match the person to the project.”
https://hbr.org/2017/07/the-4-types-of-project-manager

Employers’ Benefits Costs Have Risen 24% Since 2001

“Businesses spend more on health care, less on retirement benefits.”
https://www.shrm.org/ResourcesAndTools/hr-topics/benefits/Pages/employers-benefits-costs-rise.aspx

Everything You Want to Know About Job Rejections

“Figuring out where you stand after getting a rejection letter.”
https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2017-07-24/everything-you-want-to-know-about-job-rejections

3 Steps to a Perfect Informational Interview

“How do you make the most of this conversation—while still keeping things casual and comfortable?”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/3-steps-to-a-perfect-informational-interview

The Only Manufacturing Skills Shortage That Matters

“How does a manufacturing company leader solve the skills gap? By emphasizing the only capability that truly matters.”
http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/only-manufacturing-skills-shortage-matters

You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you have to overcome to reach your goals.” – Booker T. Washington

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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: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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