Workforce Development News – April 6, 2020

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The Coronavirus Economic Crisis

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Who Are The Workers Already Impacted by The COVID-19 Recession?

“The systems on which that emergency assistance is built—particularly unemployment insurance—may fail to cover many vulnerable workers.”
https://www.brookings.edu/research/who-are-the-workers-already-impacted-by-the-covid-19-recession/

New COVID-19 Dashboard Maps Give Daily Updates on Coronavirus Impact for Every US County and State

“Just select any state and county from the dropdown menu and two pages of infographics are available to show stats including Insurance coverage, at-risk population and hospital beds.”
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/esris-new-covid-19-dashboard-gives-daily-update-on-coronavirus-impact-for-every-us-county/

11 Questions About The Coronavirus Economic Crisis

“From how to think about the stock market to what to do if you lose your job, here’s what you need to know about coronavirus and the economy.”
https://www.vox.com/coronavirus-covid19/2020/4/2/21201905/coronavirus-economic-crisis-recession-depression-stimulus-checks-covid-19

Jobs May Not Come Totally Back for Years, All Depending on How Small Businesses Weather This Storm

“Economists say it will take at least until 2023 to get back to full employment of 4.5%”
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/03/jobs-may-not-come-totally-back-for-years-all-depending-on-how-small-businesses-weather-this-storm.html

We Are Already in A Recession: Can We Make It A Short One?

“The United States is facing a health crisis. Sustained economic policy will be needed to make sure the economic damage is not even more lasting.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2020/04/03/we-are-already-in-a-recession-can-we-make-it-a-short-one/

How Closing Restaurants and Hotels Spills Over to Total Employment

“Due to the increasingly interconnected nature of our economy—employment losses to one sector will quickly spread to other sectors.”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/on-the-economy/2020/april/closing-restaurants-hotels-spills-total-employment

Ensure That Your Customer Relationships Outlast Coronavirus

“Five strategies for communicating during a crisis.”
https://hbr.org/2020/04/ensure-that-your-customer-relationships-outlast-coronavirus

U.S. Lost 701,000 Jobs In March; Much Worse To Come

“Most of the job losses won’t show up until the April employment report is published a month from now.”
https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/03/826096581/jobs-data-will-be-from-way-back-when-things-were-normal-3-weeks-ago

Americans Hesitant to Return to Normal in Short Term

“Nearly nine in 10 not ready to resume normal daily activities. Half feel at risk for severe symptoms; few very confident they can prevent infection.”
https://news.gallup.com/poll/306053/americans-hesitant-return-normal-short-term.aspx

8 Ways to Manage Your Team While Social Distancing

“Keep your team united while you’re apart.”
https://hbr.org/2020/03/8-ways-to-manage-your-team-while-social-distancing

Unemployed? 11 Ways to Start Off On The Right Foot

“Things you can do to help you take control and find a new job sooner.”
https://careersherpa.net/unemployed-start-right-foot/

That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief

“The coronavirus pandemic has led to a collective loss of normalcy.”
https://hbr.org/2020/03/that-discomfort-youre-feeling-is-grief

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

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