Workforce Development News – Feb. 5, 2018

By on February 5, 2018
Middle-Skill Workers Are in Demand

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Enough About Men: 3 Reasons to Boost Women’s Work

“More working women would narrow the skills gap, boost growth, and cut child poverty.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/social-mobility-memos/2018/01/29/enough-about-men-3-reasons-to-boost-womens-work/

When More Women Join the Workforce, Wages Rise — Including for Men

“For Every 10% Increase in Women Working, We See a 5% Increase in Wages.”
https://hbr.org/2018/01/when-more-women-join-the-workforce-wages-rise-including-for-men

How to Avoid Common Mistakes in Change Management

“Why some change efforts succeed when many fail.”
https://www.shrm.org/hr-today/news/hr-magazine/0218/Pages/how-to-avoid-common-mistakes-in-change-management.aspx

Middle-Skill Workers Are in Demand

“Middle-skill jobs account for more than half of the current U.S. labor market. Yet, just 43 percent of workers are currently trained to the middle-skill level.”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/on-the-economy/2018/january/middle-skill-workers-demand

Skilled Tradespeople Can Power Small Business Growth

“A well-trained workforce in the skilled construction, industrial and service trades matters to local economies.”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/on-the-economy/2018/january/skilled-tradespeople-power-business-growth

LinkedIn Workforce Report | St. Louis | January 2018

“Insights into hiring, skills gaps, and migration trends.”
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/blog/linkedin-workforce-report-january-2018-st-louis-mo

Why Higher Ed?

“58% of U.S. adults choose to pursue higher education to get a good job.”
https://news.gallup.com/reports/226457/why-higher-ed.aspx

Job Seekers: 12 Things that Recruiters are Looking For Right Now

“Recruiters are frustrated about candidates not being prepared. I’d like to believe that job seekers today know they need to do these things.”
https://www.hrbartender.com/2018/recruiting/12-things-recruiters-want-right-now/

10 Expert Resume Tips You Need to Land the Interview

“Freshen up your resume to a great response.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/expert-resume-tips/

9 Ways You’re Still Job Searching Like It’s 1999

“The job search has become more challenging. Don’t use seriously outdated techniques, change your thinking to land the position of your choice.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/9-ways-youre-still-job-searching-like-its-1999/

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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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