Workforce Development News – June 17, 2019

By on June 17, 2019
Upskilling and Downsizing in American Manufacturing

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Upskilling and Downsizing in American Manufacturing

“The glory days of American manufacturing-when workers with a high school diploma or less held 79% of the industry’s jobs-will not return.”
https://cew.georgetown.edu/cew-reports/manufacturing/

Running To Stay In Place

“Many will need to change occupations due to automation over next 10 years.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kweilinellingrud/2019/06/04/running-to-stay-in-place-many-will-need-to-change-occupations-due-to-automation-over-next-10-years/

How Do Women-Led Firms Differ from Those Led by Men?

“Female CEOs tended to lead smaller and younger firms and were more likely to lead nonprofits and proprietorships than men were.”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/on-the-economy/2019/june/how-women-led-firms-different

Create a Winning Customer-Centric Marketing Strategy

“Build more meaningful, long-lasting relationships with your customers.”
https://www.helpscout.com/blog/customer-centric-marketing/

Cross-Silo Leadership

“Engage in these four activities to promote horizontal teamwork.”
https://hbr.org/2019/05/cross-silo-leadership

5 Reasons I Didn’t Hire You

“Gratitude and the ability to learn are chief above all else.”
https://www.vault.com/blogs/interviewing/5-reasons-i-didnt-hire-you

What Interviewers Really Want When They Ask, “What Do You Like Least About Your Job?”

“Because this can be a bit of a ‘gotcha’ question, you’ll want to craft your response with care.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/what-do-you-like-least-about-your-job-interview-question-answer

5 Tips For Writing An Unforgettable Thank You Note

“You should absolutely send a thank you note after a job interview.”
https://www.workitdaily.com/tips-writing-thank-you-note

2019 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Winners

A gallery of this year’s winning images.
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/contests/travel-photo-contest-2019/gallery/winners-all/1/

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent Van Gough

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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