Workforce Development News – March 11, 2019

By on March 11, 2019
Non-college-educated men in the labor market

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Where Have All the Men Without College Degrees Gone?

“Economists are trying to understand the steady decline of non-college-educated men in the labor market.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2019/03/decline-men-without-degrees-labor-market/584479/

Why a One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Employee Development Doesn’t Work

“Here’s what to do instead.”
https://hbr.org/2019/03/why-a-one-size-fits-all-approach-to-employee-development-doesnt-work

The St. Louis (Eighth District) Beige Book Summary

“Labor market conditions remained tight as firms continued to note difficulties finding qualified workers. Overall, the outlook among contacts continued to weaken for the fourth consecutive quarter but remains slightly optimistic.”
https://research.stlouisfed.org/publications/regional/beige-book/2019/03/06/eighth-district-beige-book/

Has Job Growth Reached America’s Struggling Places?

“Rural counties—the majority of which were already struggling—seem to be increasingly left behind with employment barely growing over the last 5 years, lagging growth in urban areas by a substantial margin.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2019/03/07/has-job-growth-reached-americas-struggling-places/

6 Charts that Show The Glaring Gap Between Men And Women’s Salaries

“The median full-time female worker makes just 80.7 cents for every dollar her male counterpart makes. That gap in pay varies widely based on location, race, and several other factors.”
https://www.businessinsider.com/gender-wage-pay-gap-charts-2017-3

Why “I Don’t Have Time” Is a Bad Way to Decline an Invitation

“A study found that not responding at all is better than claiming you’re too busy.”
https://hbr.org/2019/03/why-i-dont-have-time-is-a-bad-way-to-decline-an-invitation

How Colleges Are Preparing Students for Jobs that Don’t Exist Yet

“What we need to start doing is…to create an ecosystem where people are constantly being educated.”
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/economy/making-sense/how-colleges-are-preparing-students-for-jobs-that-dont-exist-yet

Companies Need to Pay More Attention to Everyday Unethical Behavior

“It often happens because people don’t recognize the harm they’re doing.”
https://hbr.org/2019/03/companies-need-to-pay-more-attention-to-everyday-unethical-behavior

Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” – Bobby Unser

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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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