Workforce Development News – August 13, 2018

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Infrastructure’s Role as A Local Economic Anchor

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For Most U.S. Workers, Real Wages Have Barely Budged in Decades

“Today’s real average wage (that is, the wage after accounting for inflation) has about the same purchasing power it did 40 years ago. And what wage gains there have been have mostly flowed to the highest-paid tier of workers.”

The Real Reason You’re Not Getting a Pay Raise

“Solving the ‘wage puzzle’: It’s not about inequality.”

Minimum Wages Are Rising – Pay for Experienced Retail Workers Is Not

“There’s no appreciation for experience anymore – someone could walk off the street today and get paid the same as me.”

Recognizing Infrastructure’s Role as A Local Economic Anchor

“Not only does infrastructure serve as a platform to support industries and broader regional growth, but it can also be a driver of more equitable and enduring growth for individuals.”

How to Tell Your Team That Organizational Change Is Coming

“Prepare what you’ll say, and personalize it for each audience.”

2018 State of the St. Louis Workforce Report

St. Louis Community College announces the release of the 2018 State of St. Louis Workforce report, tracking the recovery and growth of our region’s workforce, as well as its continuing challenges. It focuses on three industry sectors that are of critical importance to our economy: Technology-Intensive Services, Financial Services and Health Care. You may download the full report, or the 4-page infographic summary, at

Photo Gallery From the 2018 State of the St. Louis Workforce Event

Please enjoy our assortment of photos from this year’s event. The State of the St. Louis Workforce Report is brought to you each year by the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. Download the report and discover more at

4 Reasons Why Millions Of Americans Are Leaving The Workforce

“The unemployment rate only includes people who don’t have jobs and are looking for work. A much larger swath of people — about 36 percent of U.S. adults — don’t have jobs and aren’t looking for work at all. That figure is higher than it’s been in decades.”

LinkedIn Workforce Report – St. Louis – August 2018

“Insights into hiring, skills gaps, and migration trends.”

9 Signs You Nailed the Interview

“While you’ll probably never be able to tell with 100 percent certainty which way a recruiter is leaning, there are a few signs you can look out for that indicate good news.”

Avoid the Most Common Resume Mistakes with This Simple Checklist

“When it comes to your resume, even the tiniest of mistakes can make you seem careless or even outright incompetent in the eyes of unforgiving recruiters.”

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

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

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