Workforce Development News – August 3, 2020

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Can Masks Save Us From More Lockdowns?

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Visualizing Vulnerable Jobs Across America

“Low-wage workers more often churn through low-wage jobs, struggling to move up in the economy with uneven access to the tools that support mobility: education, skilling pathways, and employer-provided career development opportunities.”
Article: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2020/07/28/visualizing-vulnerable-jobs-across-america-a-tool-to-understand-your-local-economy-and-inform-its-recovery/
Interactive: https://www.brookings.edu/interactives/visualizing-vulnerable-jobs-across-america/

Can Masks Save Us From More Lockdowns? Here’s What The Science Says

“Modest — but widespread — protection adds up fast.”
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/07/23/894425483/can-masks-save-us-from-more-lockdowns-heres-what-the-science-says

Charts: The Economic Impact of COVID-19 in the U.S. So Far

“As COVID-19 continues to spread around the country leaving economic upheaval in its wake, many economic indicators are trending in undesirable ways.”
https://www.visualcapitalist.com/economic-impact-of-covid-h1-2020/

How Bad Is Your State’s Covid-19 Outbreak?

“Maps: The vast majority of states report alarming trends across all three benchmarks for coronavirus outbreaks. Most states still report a high number of daily new Covid-19 cases. Most still have high infection rates. And most have test positive rates that are too high, indicating they don’t have enough tests to track and contain the scope of their outbreaks.”
https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2020/7/31/21340268/coronavirus-pandemic-covid-state-maps-charts-data

Remote Managers Are Having Trust Issues

“Five research-backed tips to help leaders adapt to the WFH era.”
https://hbr.org/2020/07/remote-managers-are-having-trust-issues

A Step-By-Step Process for Handling Customer Complaints

“How to handle customer complaints the right way.”
https://www.helpscout.com/helpu/customer-complaints/

New Evidence Suggests Young Children Spread Covid-19 More Efficiently Than Adults

“Two new studies have arrived at the same conclusion: that young children not only transmit SARS-CoV-2 efficiently, but may be major drivers of the pandemic as well.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/williamhaseltine/2020/07/31/new-evidence-suggests-young-children-spread-covid-19-more-efficiently-than-adults/

Which Earnings Groups Have Been Most Affected by the COVID-19 Crisis?

“The COVID-19 crisis has had unprecedented negative effects on the aggregate U.S. economy, but especially on the labor market and has had disproportionate effects on certain individuals.”
https://research.stlouisfed.org/publications/economic-synopses/2020/07/14/which-earnings-groups-have-been-most-affected-by-the-covid-19-crisis

Reopening the Office? Here’s How to Stymie Transmission of Covid-19

“To stop the virus, you need to understand how it spreads.”
https://hbr.org/2020/07/reopening-the-office-heres-how-to-stymie-transmission-of-covid-19

The best way to predict the future is to create it.” — Abraham Lincoln

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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