Workforce Development News – June 3, 2019

By on June 3, 2019
The Blue-Collar Drought

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America Is In Full Employment, So Why Aren’t We Celebrating?

“Income inequality is still significant. Deep fractures exist within society and on the factory floor. Economic divisions remain in place along racial and gender lines. Many continue to struggle with student debt and health care costs. There’s no easy explanation for all of it.”

Foundational Skills to Succeed in Today’s Economy

“Of the fourteen skills, communication is by far the most sought after. Every skill but one (digital design) grew in demand by at least 18 percent since 2012, and demand for five skills grew by at least 40 percent.”’s-economy

The Blue-Collar Drought

“Why jobs that were once the backbone of the U.S. economy have grown increasingly hard to fill.”

College Degree Widens Gender Earnings Gap

“Among the educated, women earn 74 cents for every dollar men make.”

How Manufacturers Value and Use Industry Credentials to Source Skilled Talent

“Industry credentials could be a more useful resource if they were better understood by manufacturers and if they were created to align with the skills most needed at their facilities.”

The Unequal Recovery: Measuring Financial Distress by ZIP Code

“The recovery has not been the same for everyone, neighboring ZIP codes, even within the same city, often experience divergent outcomes defying the national trend.”

How to Get a Job

“With these job search tips and tricks, you’ll score a new job in no time.”

How to Adjust to a New Job

“Before your job transition, learn these six steps to successfully onboard yourself.”

With the changing economy, no one has lifetime employment. But community colleges provide lifetime employability.” – Barack Obama

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 has held various Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Articles - Email

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