Workforce Development News – July 1, 2019

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The Changing Geography of U.S. Manufacturing

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The Way We Were: The Changing Geography of U.S. Manufacturing

“The manufacturing industry has lost ground in many places across the U.S. and is now the largest employer in only two states.”
https://cew.georgetown.edu/cew-reports/manufacturingstates/

Black Workers Are Being Left Behind by Full Employment

“For many black Americans, the unemployment rate is significantly higher now than during the recession.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2019/06/26/black-workers-are-being-left-behind-by-full-employment/

The Wrong Ways to Strengthen Culture

“The three missteps that thwart many efforts.”
https://hbr.org/2019/07/the-wrong-ways-to-strengthen-culture

How to Communicate Ideas Effectively

“Communicating ideas effectively is important for coworkers, couples, and even friends.”
https://www.helpscout.com/blog/communicate-ideas-effectively/

In the U.S., Teen Summer Jobs Aren’t What They Used to Be

“School’s out for summer, and U.S. teens are headed for … where, exactly? Probably not to a paying job.”
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/06/27/teen-summer-jobs-in-us/

Where Is Your Company Most Prone to Lapses in Integrity?

“A simple survey to identify the danger zones.”
https://hbr.org/2019/07/white-collar-crime#where-is-your-company-most-prone-to-lapses-in-integrity

The Hidden Cost of Too Many Job Applicants

“One of the top candidate complaints is not getting a callback, an email update, or anything after they apply for a job.”
https://www.ere.net/the-hidden-cost-of-too-many-job-applicants/

The Kind of Authenticity Customers Will Pay More For

“Research looks at how we value what’s ‘authentic’.”
https://hbr.org/2019/06/the-kind-of-authenticity-customers-will-pay-more-for

Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.” – Mark Twain

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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