Workforce Development News – Sept. 5, 2017

By on September 5, 2017
Facts About US Workers and Jobs

A weekly collection of interesting, insightful, and innovative articles on workforce development, employment and training, business performance improvement, leadership, higher education, and the economy.

Subscribe to our blog
The Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College leverages education for growth in the knowledge economy by offering programs and services designed to advance people, businesses and communities. We are located at the Corporate College, a state of the art facility solely dedicated to corporate education and professional development.
Find out more …

Stress Leads to Bad Decisions. Here’s How to Avoid Them.

“Step back and look for more options.”

For Labor Day, Facts About U.S. Jobs and Workers

“Who in America isn’t working? And what determines labor force participation and unemployment rates in the U.S.?”

STEM Majors Are Accelerating in Every State, Just as Humanities Degrees Are Declining

“Nationally, the share of bachelor’s-and-above science, technology, engineering, and math degrees has gone from 15% to 21%.”

8 Secrets Recruiters Won’t Tell You (But Really Want To)

“Don’t be afraid to be upfront with a recruiter and communicate both your concerns and your goals.”

Video: Reactions to the 2017 State of St. Louis Workforce Report

Discover the insights and reactions to the 2017 State of St. Louis Workforce report focusing on the importance of middle-skill jobs in the regional economy by Steve Long, Associate Vice Chancellor, Workforce Solutions, STLCC; Adrienne Dawson, Head of Customer Service, MilliporeSigma; Alan Spell, MERIC Research Manager, Missouri Department of Economic Development; Dr. Jeff Pittman, Chancellor, STLCC; Brian Crouse, Vice President of Education, Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Joan McGivney, Board of Trustees, STLCC; Stuart Andreason, Director of Workforce Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; Steve Bryant, Career Pathways Manager, Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education; and Dr. John Gaal, Director of Training and Workforce Development, STL-KC Carpenters Regional Council. Find out more, and download the complete report, at

Your Online Reputation Matters Because of Social Recruiting

“70% of recruiters and HR professionals say they use social media as part of the hiring process.”

13 Annoying Words and Phrases Keeping You From Getting Hired

“Usually, you can tell when you’ve absolutely bombed an interview. But plenty of times, you’ll leave an interview feeling great only to hear that they won’t be moving forward with you, or worse: you won’t hear anything at all.”

16 Tips for Building an Online Personal Brand for Growing Your Career

“A personal brand not only tells your story, it sets the stage for growth and will advance you towards your future career success. A personal brand goes beyond the basic resume to deliver a more complete picture of who you are professionally.”

How to Write the Perfect Cover Letter

“Cover letters are your opportunity to not only show that you have the background and knowledge needed to do the job well, but that you’re also passionate, charismatic, and well-informed.”

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett

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 has held various Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Articles - Email

You must be logged in to post a comment Login