Workforce Development News – Sept. 9, 2019

By on September 9, 2019
Upskilling for A Digital World

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Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Projections — 2018-2028

“An aging population and labor force will contribute to changes expected over the coming decade including a continued decline in the labor force participation rate and continued growth in employment in healthcare and related industries and occupations.”
https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/ecopro.pdf

Talent Trends 2019: Upskilling for A Digital World

“What responsibility do corporations have to reskill employees who otherwise would be displaced by technology? And what value does reskilling offer an organization?”
https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/ceo-survey/2019/Theme-assets/reports/talent-trends-report.pdf

Tepid U.S. Jobs Report Adds To Economic Jitters

“Job growth this month was not spectacular, with a new 130,000 jobs being created. But most of that job growth was due to just three industries: professional and business services, health care and social assistance, and government, which accounted for 83% of the jobs added.”
https://www.npr.org/2019/09/06/758066667/tepid-u-s-jobs-report-adds-to-economic-jitters
https://www.forbes.com/sites/marthagimbel/2019/09/06/jobs-numbers-present-workers-with-trade-offs/

Federal Reserve Beige Book – September 4, 2019

“Labor market conditions remained tight as firms continued to note difficulties finding qualified workers. Across all industries, the outlook among contacts turned slightly pessimistic. On net, a slightly greater share of contacts expect conditions during the remainder of 2019 to be worse or somewhat worse than the same period in 2018.”
https://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/beigebook201909.htm#stlouis

Student Debt Is Transforming the American Family

“The cost of a degree—and the ‘open future’ that supposedly comes with it—has become one of the defining forces of middle-class life.”
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/09/09/student-debt-is-transforming-the-american-family

How Do Students Pay for College?

“Do they work more while in college, rely more heavily on parental support, borrow more or opt for lower quality schools?”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/on-the-economy/2019/september/how-students-pay-college

The 3 Interview Questions Job Seekers Struggle With the Most

“What makes these questions so tough and how you can give answers bound to impress recruiters.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/interview-questions-struggle/

Why Longer Responses to “So, tell me about yourself” Are Better

“A well thought-out, thorough answer can go a long way in impressing a hiring manager.”
https://www.fastcompany.com/90400606/how-to-answer-the-question-so-tell-me-about-yourself

Things You Should and Shouldn’t Do While Waiting to Hear Back From a Job

“Follow these guidelines while waiting to hear back after a job interview.”
https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/things-you-should-and-shouldnt-do-while-waiting-to-hear-back-from-a-job

Making Joy a Priority at Work

“90% of employees expect to feel joy. Only 37% do.”
https://hbr.org/2019/07/making-joy-a-priority-at-work

At the end of the day, the true value proposition of education is employment.” – Sebastian Thrun

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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