Workforce Development News – Nov. 25, 2019

By on November 25, 2019
Automation and the Future of Work

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Low-wage Work is More Pervasive than You Think, and There Aren’t Enough “Good Jobs” to Go Around

“For millions of workers, low-wage work is a primary source of financial support—which leaves these families economically vulnerable.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2019/11/21/low-wage-work-is-more-pervasive-than-you-think-and-there-arent-enough-good-jobs-to-go-around/

What Jobs are Affected by AI? Better-paid, Better-educated Workers Face the Most Exposure

“AI is a very different technology than earlier types of automation, and is going to most affect a very different part of the workforce.”
https://www.brookings.edu/research/what-jobs-are-affected-by-ai-better-paid-better-educated-workers-face-the-most-exposure/
Report: https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2019.11.20_BrookingsMetro_What-jobs-are-affected-by-AI_Report_Muro-Whiton-Maxim.pdf

Will Robots Take Your Job Before You Even Graduate?

“Workers aged 18 to 34 hold almost 40%—or 14.7 million—of the US jobs that could disappear due to automation in the next decade.”
https://qz.com/1741871/robots-are-already-outperforming-humans-at-entry-level-tasks/

How Automation Could Make Some Jobs Better

“More effort should be directed toward making proper investments in training and education and adopting policies that will improve labor market institutions to ensure the jobs of the future pay well and provide employment security to workers.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2019/11/21/how-automation-could-make-some-jobs-better/

As Pressure To Upskill Grows, 5 Models Emerge

“Millions of American workers need new skills, and that number is only set to grow.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/allisondulinsalisbury/2019/10/28/as-pressure-to-upskill-grows-5-models-emerge/

Putting the Worker in the Future of Work

“The voices of workers themselves are largely absent from the debates, decisions, and discussions that will shape their future.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2019/11/19/putting-the-worker-in-the-future-of-work/

Need a College Degree to Get a Job? These Companies Say Skills Matter More

A growing movement, including employers and training groups, is focusing on workers’ skills rather than their level of education.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/need-college-degree-get-job-these-companies-say-skills-matter-n1001526

Accounting for Age: The Financial Health of Millennials

“Spending more time in school and delaying marriage and other major life events may explain why millennials have a lower net worth.”
https://medium.com/st-louis-fed/accounting-for-age-the-financial-health-of-millennials-5b9c8ed233c4

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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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