Workforce Development News – February 4, 2019

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Automation and Artificial Intelligence: How Machines Are Affecting People and Places

“Automation and AI will affect tasks in virtually all occupational groups in the future but the effects will be of varied intensity—and drastic for only some.”
https://www.brookings.edu/research/automation-and-artificial-intelligence-how-machines-affect-people-and-places/
Full report: https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2019.01_BrookingsMetro_Automation-AI_Report_Muro-Maxim-Whiton-FINAL-version.pdf

To Improve Your Team, First Work on Yourself

“Are you part of the problem?”
https://hbr.org/2019/01/to-improve-your-team-first-work-on-yourself

Employment and Wage Gains Lifted Household Incomes in Late 2018

“Current components of growth add up to 1.2 percent in 2018, suggesting that real median household income grew roughly 1.6 percent in 2018, supported by a mix of growth in employment, hours, and wages.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2019/01/31/household-income-likely-continued-to-grow-as-employment-and-wage-gains-lifted-incomes-in-late-2018/

Impacts and Perceptions of Career-Focused Education

“Cost, time and relevance of courses are some of the reasons why more students in recent years have been enrolling in career education or vocational programs or in associate degree programs.”
https://news.gallup.com/opinion/gallup/245870/impacts-perceptions-career-focused-education.aspx

10 Facts About Americans and Facebook

“Around two-thirds (68%) of U.S. adults use Facebook, and around three-quarters (74%) visit the site at least once a day.”
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/02/01/facts-about-americans-and-facebook/

The Best Cover Letter Examples for Every Type of Job Seeker

“Cover letters are a little like puzzles. When you put each component in its proper place (and remove any parts that don’t fit), you create a complete picture.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/cover-letter-examples-every-type-job-seeker

How to Describe Weaknesses in a Job Interview

“When asked about their weaknesses, job interview candidates should remember these five C’s.”
https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/how-to-describe-weaknesses-in-a-job-interview

30 Things I Learned Before Turning 30

“You’ll keep being given the same problems in life until you finally learn the lesson.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/30-things-i-learned-before-turning-30/

Treat Your Weekend Like a Vacation

“This simple mindset shift can lead to greater happiness.”
https://hbr.org/2019/01/treat-your-weekend-like-a-vacation

Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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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