Workforce Development News – December 10, 2018

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Pretty Much Everyone Defines A 'Good Job' the Same Way

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How the Great Recession Hurt the Middle Class—Twice

“If you were unlucky enough to be in the middle class in places like Atlanta, Houston, or St. Louis, the Great Recession hammered you twice.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2018/12/04/how-the-great-recession-hurt-the-middle-class-twice/

Employment Outlook for Occupations That Don’t Require A Formal Educational Credential

“Cleaning, construction and farmwork, cooking and baking, food service and related, sales, and transportation and material moving.”
https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2018/article/no-formal-education-outlook.htm

Pretty Much Everyone Defines A ‘Good Job’ the Same Way — But Most People Don’t Have the Luxury of Choosing One

“Good jobs in the US today are characterized by things as basic as health insurance and a retirement account — and as complex as personal fulfillment.”
https://www.businessinsider.com/good-jobs-today-not-just-money-2018-12

New Jobs Report Shows That the Economy is Steady But Wages Are Lagging

“Workers got an average 6-cent raise in November.”
https://www.vox.com/2018/12/7/18130405/november-jobs-report-wages-unemployment

Even as the Jobs Market Cools A Bit, the Outlook Remains Stellar

“The overall jobs figure was mediocre by recent standards but still consistent with solid economic growth.”
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/420280-even-as-the-jobs-market-cools-a-bit-the-outlook-remains-stellar

Slowing Job Growth Confirms the Worst and Best-Case Scenarios for the Workforce

“Job growth slowed in November, signaling the beginning of the end for economic growth or the potential for something bigger.”
https://workingnation.com/slowing-job-growth-november-jobs-report/

How to Collaborate with People You Don’t Like

“It starts with acceptance and reflection.”
https://hbr.org/2018/12/how-to-collaborate-with-people-you-dont-like

The Ultimate Interview Guide: 30 Prep Tips for Job Interview Success

“You have to make a great first impression appearance-wise, have a great knowledge of your target company and its product, and, of course, know exactly how to convey that you’re the perfect fit for the job.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/the-ultimate-interview-guide-30-prep-tips-for-job-interview-success

8 Simple Ways to Become A Better Business Writer

“Most of us need to write every day. Here are a few tips to make it less painful.”
https://www.fastcompany.com/90258255/8-simple-ways-to-become-a-better-business-writer

25 Lessons Business School Won’t Ever Teach You

“The school of hard knocks is where the unforgettable lessons are learned.”
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/323449

Look not back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around you in awareness.” – Ross Hersey

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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