Workforce Development News – August 17, 2020

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America’s Uniquely Bad Covid-19 Epidemic

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America’s Uniquely Bad Covid-19 Epidemic, Explained in 18 Maps and Charts

“The US’s coronavirus epidemic is among the worst. Here’s what you need to know.”
https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/21353986/coronavirus-covid-pandemic-usa-america-maps-charts-data

Taking Stock of the Covid-19 Recession

“What we know after the first six months — and where we go from here.”
https://hbr.org/2020/08/taking-stock-of-the-covid-19-recession

More than 1 in 3 Black Women Are on the Front Lines of the Pandemic, but They Aren’t Even Close to Equal Pay

“The average woman earns $0.82 for every dollar earned by men. But, Black women, Native American women and Latinas earn $0.62, $0.57 and $0.54, respectively.”
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/13/black-women-are-on-the-front-lines-of-the-pandemic-but-they-arent-even-close-to-equal-pay.html

U.S. COVID-19 Outlook Still Negative, but Improving

“60% of Americans believe the coronavirus situation is getting worse, 38% say they worry about the availability of COVID-19 tests, and 55% worry about contracting the virus themselves.”
https://news.gallup.com/poll/317393/covid-outlook-negative-improving.aspx

The Perils and Promise of America’s Legacy Cities in the Pandemic Era

“Putting these places on the road to recovery and prosperity is key to mitigating harmful regional imbalances in the U.S. economy, and their demographic legacies make them linchpins in the country’s efforts to achieve greater racial equity.”
https://www.brookings.edu/research/the-perils-and-promise-of-americas-legacy-cities-in-the-pandemic-era/

Leading Remotely: What Managers Need to Keep Teams Engaged

“Remote managers may struggle to engage their teams. Communication, accountability and individualization are key.”
https://www.gallup.com/workplace/317432/clone-leading-remotely-managers-need-keep-teams-engaged.aspx

Will COVID Be a Catalyst for Services Sector Productivity?

“The services economy’s share of output has been growing steadily at the expense of the goods economy. However, service sectors have posted comparatively lower productivity growth than goods, delivering a net drag on aggregate productivity growth.”
https://bcghendersoninstitute.com/will-covid-be-a-catalyst-for-services-sector-productivity-a677e0b8f83e

Consumption of Goods and Services During the Covid-19 Recession

“Households decreased their consumption of goods during the Great Recession, but during the current recession they’ve reduced their spending on services more.”
https://fredblog.stlouisfed.org/2020/08/consumption-of-goods-and-services-during-the-covid-19-recession/

Recent Grads Are Drowning in Uncertainty – Here’s How to Stay Afloat

“Six strategies to cultivate a healthier outlook.”
https://hbr.org/2020/08/recent-grads-are-drowning-in-uncertainty-heres-how-to-stay-afloat

15 Interview Questions You Should Be Prepared to Answer

“No matter how many you go on, job interviews can always be nerve-wracking.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/interview-questions-you-should-be-prepared-to-answer-this-month/

8 Interview Questions About Diversity and Inclusion Every Job Seeker Should Be Able to Answer

“Companies want employees who will represent them well and demonstrate cultural competency.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/diversity-inclusion-interview-questions-answers-examples

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

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