Workforce Development News – July 15, 2019

By on July 15, 2019
Will Your Job Still Exist In 2030?

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Will Your Job Still Exist In 2030?

“Report finds automation widening the gap between urban and rural areas and dramatically affecting people who didn’t go to college or didn’t finish high school.”
https://www.npr.org/2019/07/11/740219271/will-your-job-still-exist-in-2030

What’s Wrong With Hiring a Gig Workforce? Pretty Much Everything

“The gig economy has become a hot workforce topic. However, despite the hype, the concept has numerous hidden management problems.”
Part 1: https://www.ere.net/whats-wrong-with-hiring-a-gig-workforce-pretty-much-everything-part-1-of-2/
Part 2: https://www.ere.net/whats-wrong-with-hiring-a-gig-workforce-pretty-much-everything-part-2-of-2/

3 Ways The Gender Pay Gap Is Even Bigger Than You Think

“Pay inequality is a pervasive issue across occupations, age, and race in the U.S.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/shaharziv/2019/07/11/gender-pay-gap-bigger-than-you-thnk/

Are Restaurant Workers the Talent Market’s Best-Kept Secret?

“Working in a restaurant teaches unparalleled customer service and life lessons.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/are-restaurant-workers-the-talent-markets-best-kept-secret/

3 Questions Hiring Managers Want You to Answer

“Interviews have an outsize influence on whether you land a job. That’s why you need to stand out.”
https://hbr.org/2019/07/3-questions-hiring-managers-want-you-to-answer

Job Interview Preparation Checklist

“A comprehensive list of essential ways to gear up for your interview and knock it out of the park. Ready, set, prep!”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/ultimate-interview-prep-checklist/

5 Seemingly Insignificant Actions that Will Make You a More Attractive Hire

“The average corporate job opening attracts 250 résumés, out of which a maximum of six, or just 2.4% of those who applied, are called for an interview.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/5-seemingly-insignificant-actions-that-will-make-you-a-more-attractive-hire/

12 Ways To Update How You Network

“Given our short attention spans, pressing time commitments and data overload, it has become increasingly difficult to make a lasting and meaningful connection with new contacts.”
https://careersherpa.net/12-ways-to-update-how-you-network/

Millions of people were inspired by the Apollo Program. I was five years old when I watched Apollo 11 unfold on television, and without any doubt it was a big contributor to my passions for science, engineering, and exploration.” – Jeff Bezos

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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