Workforce Development News – Oct. 30, 2017

By on October 30, 2017
Why Nerds and Nurses Are Taking Over the U.S. Economy

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Projections of Occupational Employment, 14 Charts, 2016–26

“The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects employment for more than 800 detailed occupations. The projections are especially useful if you’re interested in advising others about careers or if you’d like to know what to expect in terms of employment growth, required education for entry, and wages for certain occupations.”
https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2017/article/occupational-projections-charts.htm

10 Best Middle-Class Jobs in The U.S. for The Next Decade

“The future is all about health care and technology.”
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/10-best-middle-class-jobs-in-the-us-for-the-next-decade-2017-10-25

Why Nerds and Nurses Are Taking Over the U.S. Economy

“A blockbuster report from government economists forecasts the workforce of 2026—a world of robot cashiers, well-paid math nerds, and so (so, so, so) many healthcare workers.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/10/the-future-of-jobs-polarized-unequal-and-health-care/543915/

New Study Examines How Degree Inflation Holds Back Employers and Workers

“A Harvard Business School report shows that employers are only hurting their bottom line in restricting their talent search to college degree holders.”
https://workingnation.com/new-study-examines-degree-inflation-holds-back-employers-workers/

Dismissed by Degrees

“How degree inflation is undermining U.S. competitiveness and hurting America’s middle class.”
http://www.hbs.edu/managing-the-future-of-work/Documents/dismissed-by-degrees.pdf

Why Wages Aren’t Growing in America

“A short explainer of a complicated problem.”
https://hbr.org/2017/10/why-wages-arent-growing-in-America

Simple Ways to Spot Unknown Unknowns

“Avoid mistakes that, in hindsight, are obvious.”
https://hbr.org/2017/10/simple-ways-to-spot-unknown-unknowns

Here’s the Right Way to Submit Your Resume Online

“Applying for jobs isn’t always straightforward, and online application systems can sometimes be confusing or unwieldy.”
https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2017-10-23/heres-the-right-way-to-submit-your-resume-online

How to Apply for a Job You’re Overqualified For

“Counter the hiring manager’s assumptions.”
https://hbr.org/2017/10/how-to-apply-for-a-job-youre-overqualified-for

You can’t knock on opportunity’s door and not be ready.” – Bruno Mars

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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