Workforce Development News – Dec. 9, 2019

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Understanding The U.S. Economy: Lots Of Rotten Jobs

“When U.S. unemployment is at a 50-year low, why do so many people have trouble finding work with decent pay and adequate predictable hours? A new economic indicator gives the answer: we have lots of jobs, but they are increasingly low-quality jobs.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2019/12/05/understanding-the-us-economy-lots-of-rotten-jobs/

Kansas City’s New Model for Job Skills Training in Education

“The goal of Skilled KC is to provide a time-efficient pathway to quality employment with little to no debt. Students in the program will be able to earn a job-ready credential in three to six months. The pilot program will include training programs in Advanced Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Biosciences.”
https://www.realcleareducation.com/articles/2019/12/02/kansas_citys_new_experiment_with_job_skills_training_in_education_110380.html

Understanding the Skills Gap—and What Employers Can Do About It

“Fundamentally, employers must identify and signal the skills they need, as well as develop mechanisms to recruit, train, and retain employees.”
https://www.brookings.edu/research/understanding-the-skills-gap-and-what-employers-can-do-about-it/

MERIC’s 2019 Missouri Career Grades Report

“Missouri Career Grades are assigned to occupations within the state and regionally based on each occupation’s outlook over the next decade.”
Report: https://meric.mo.gov/media/pdf/career-grades-statewide

Despite Job Boom, More Men Are Giving Up On Work

“While the job market has rebounded nicely since the Great Recession, one segment of the population hasn’t shared in the recovery. Men between the ages of 25 and 54 are still less likely to be working than they once were.”
https://www.npr.org/2019/12/05/784451583/despite-job-boom-more-men-are-giving-up-on-work

The Role of Employers in Addressing the Skills Gap

“Fast-paced technological advances are making it difficult for employees, employers, and educators alike to identify the skills that job seekers need.”
https://www.brookings.edu/research/the-role-of-employers-in-addressing-the-skills-gap/

A Better Way To Think About November’s Jobs Numbers

“The context you need to understand job growth and unemployment in the U.S., updated every month.”
https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/jobs-report-growth-unemployment/

LinkedIn Workforce Report | St. Louis | December 2019

“Hiring was 0.2% higher in November 2019 than in November 2018. Seasonally-adjusted hiring (which removes predictable seasonal hiring variations) was 1% higher in November than October.”
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/blog/linkedin-workforce-report-december-2019-st-louis-mo

How to Break Up with Your Bad Habits

“For good.”
https://hbr.org/2019/12/how-to-break-up-with-your-bad-habits

A Good Resume Is Not Enough–Five More Things Job Seekers Need To Land A Job Interview

“More companies are not selecting candidates from a stack of resumes, but rather identifying them by other means.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/carolinecenizalevine/2019/12/07/a-good-resume-is-not-enough-five-more-things-job-seekers-need-to-land-a-job-interview/

We need to invest in a way that makes sure we’ve got the workforce we need in the future.” – Jeanne Shaheen

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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