Workforce Development News – October 21, 2019

By on October 21, 2019
Help Wanted: Too Many Jobs and Not Enough Workers

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The Unequal Race for Good Jobs

“How whites made outsized gains in education and good jobs compared to blacks and latinos.”
https://cew.georgetown.edu/cew-reports/raceandgoodjobs/

Help Wanted: Too Many Jobs and Not Enough Workers in Most States

“Missouri can’t afford to squander a single potential worker by not giving them the skills they need.”
https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2019/10/14/help-wanted-too-many-jobs-and-not-enough-workers-in-most-states

Free College Won’t Be Enough to Prepare Americans for the Future of Work

“There are at least four major problems with focusing policy solutions only on the academic pathway to opportunity.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2019/10/15/free-college-wont-be-enough-to-prepare-americans-for-the-future-of-work/

What Is Employee Engagement?

“All survey-based models for measuring engagement try to measure five basic engagement categories.”
https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/what-is-employee-engagement/

Labor Force Nonparticipation: Trends, Causes, and Policy Solutions

“The overall participation rate remains well below its peak even after adjusting for aging. These changes in the United States have not been mirrored around the world.”
https://www.hamiltonproject.org/papers/labor_force_nonparticipation_trends_causes_and_policy_solutions
Report: https://www.hamiltonproject.org/assets/files/PP_LFPR_final.pdf

5 Simple Rules for Strategy Execution

“The more you try to achieve, the less you’ll accomplish.”
https://hbr.org/2019/10/5-simple-rules-for-strategy-execution

Workplace Automation: Should We Fear the Robots?

“57% of U.S. jobs could be automated, while 60% of jobs in the Eighth District have the potential to be automated in the next two decades.”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/open-vault/2019/october/workplace-automation-should-we-fear-robots

The Key to Guided Pathways: You Need to Get Started

“Higher education’s promise is being undercut by low completion rates—especially among less-advantaged Americans who could most benefit from a degree.”
https://evolllution.com/attracting-students/retention/the-key-to-guided-pathways-you-need-to-get-started/

Most people who are hating on you, they are not worried about where you are. They’re worried about where you’re going.” – Elijah Cummings

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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