Workforce Development News – July 29, 2019

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The Rise of Automation

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The Rise of Automation: How Robots May Impact the U.S. Labor Market

“Industrial robots are a type of automation technology that could lead to a structural shift in the labor market, particularly among routine manual jobs.”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/publications/regional-economist/second-quarter-2019/rise-automation-robots

The Importance of Listening to Employees

“Nothing great comes easy.”
https://www.industryweek.com/leadership/importance-listening-employees

Projecting Future Skill Shortages Through 2029

“Over the next decade, employers in nearly every state will face significant shortages both of workers with an associate degree or some college and of workers with a bachelor’s degree or higher.”
https://www.americanactionforum.org/research/projecting-future-skill-shortages-through-2029/

How Much Will Automation Impact the Middle Class?

“One in six Americans think that robots and computers will take over many jobs now done by humans; only 25% believe that automation will bring new, better paying jobs. And the estimates of jobs at risk are quite variable.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2019/07/18/how-much-will-automation-impact-the-middle-class-we-dont-know-yet/

Baby Boomers Are Staying in the Labor Force at Rates Not Seen in Generations

“45% of workers ages 55 and older expected to retire after age 65.”
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/07/24/baby-boomers-us-labor-force/

Can Gen Z Save Manufacturing from the ‘Silver Tsunami’?

“One-third of Gen Z has had manufacturing suggested to them as a career option, as compared to only 18% of Millennials and 13% of the general population.”
https://www.industryweek.com/talent/can-gen-z-save-manufacturing-silver-tsunami

How To Give Original Answers To 7 Cliché Interview Questions

“The strongest answers are unique and will give you a leg up in the competition.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/give-original-answers-7-clich-interview-questions/

Manufacturing’s Potentially ‘Ominous’ Future

“While 58% see manufacturing as vital to the US economy, only 17% are confident in its future.”
https://www.industryweek.com/economy/manufacturing-s-potentially-ominous-future

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

Cover letters. Certification. Accomplishments. Blog. Follow-up.
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/5-seemingly-insignificant-actions-that-will-make-you-a-more-attractive-hire/

There can be no great accomplishment without risk.” – Neil Armstrong

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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