Workforce Development News – August 5, 2019

By on August 5, 2019
Race and Underemployment

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Race and Underemployment in the U.S. Labor Market

“The unemployment rate is in some ways a narrow measure of the labor market that misses important aspects of labor market distress. A broader indicator of labor market weakness called the underemployment rate takes into account some of this additional distress. Examining both unemployment and underemployment is useful for analyzing different aspects of the labor market, and it can reveal dramatic racial disparities.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2019/08/01/race-and-underemployment-in-the-u-s-labor-market/

The Aging of the Manufacturing Workforce

“The skills gap and the need to attract and retain a skilled workforce continues to be the number one concern facing manufacturers in the U.S.”
http://www.themanufacturinginstitute.org/Research/Aging-of-the-Manufacturing-Workforce/Aging-of-the-Manufacturing-Workforce.aspx
Report: https://bit.ly/2YHPgwt

The Future of Work in America: People and Places, Today and Tomorrow

“The day-to-day nature of work could change for nearly everyone as intelligent machines become fixtures in the American workplace.”
https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/future-of-work/the-future-of-work-in-america-people-and-places-today-and-tomorrow
Report: https://mck.co/2OG6oiF

Is the St. Louis Workforce Weakening for the First Time in a Decade?

“While employers reported strong hiring during the past year that aligns with national trends, our 2019 survey shows some signs that the steady growth of the last decade may be cooling off.”
https://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2019/08/02/commentary-is-the-st-louis-workforce-weakening-for.html
Find out more: stlcc.edu/stlworkforce

How Leaders Can Ask for the Feedback No One Wants to Give Them

“What do employees say about you when you’re not around?”
https://hbr.org/2019/07/how-leaders-can-ask-for-the-feedback-no-one-wants-to-give-them

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Generational Differences At Work Are Small – Thinking They’re Big Affects Our Behavior

“Here’s what managers need to know.”
https://hbr.org/2019/08/generational-differences-at-work-are-small-thinking-theyre-big-affects-our-behavior

Depth Over Breadth

“The value of vocational education in U.S. high schools.”
https://www.educationnext.org/depth-over-breadth-value-vocational-education-u-s-high-schools/

6 Reasons We Make Bad Decisions, and What to Do About Them

“You make thousands of decisions every day.”
https://hbr.org/2019/08/6-reasons-we-make-bad-decisions-and-what-to-do-about-them

No economy can succeed without a high-quality workforce, particularly in an age of globalization and technical change.” – Ben Bernanke

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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