Workforce Development News – February 24, 2020

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Developing Digital Skills in a Changing Labor Market

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Developing Digital Skills in a Changing Labor Market

Part 2: Digital Skills in Demand: How the St. Louis Region is Growing Technology Talent
https://www.stlouisfed.org/open-vault/2020/february/digital-skills-st-louis-growing-technology-talent

Part 1: Closing the “Digital Skills Gap” Takes Hard Work from Employers and Employees
https://www.stlouisfed.org/open-vault/2020/february/closing-digital-skills-gap-takes-hard-work

What’s Really Holding Women Back?

“Women were held back because they were encouraged to take accommodations, such as going part-time and shifting to internally facing roles, which derailed their careers.”
https://hbr.org/2020/03/whats-really-holding-women-back

The Aging Workforce: Tackling the Challenge

“Three broad changes have contributed to the shift in the US demographic outlook and projected slowing of economic growth: declining fertility, an aging America, and falling immigration rates.”
https://www.ced.org/pdf/TCB-CED-2020-Solutions-Brief-Sustaining-Capitalism-The_Aging_Workforce.pdf

Preparing for a New Decade of U.S. Manufacturing

“Technology needs as well as managing partners and suppliers are two challenges that are now more frequently cited.”
https://www.nist.gov/blogs/manufacturing-innovation-blog/preparing-new-decade-us-manufacturing

Every Leader Needs to Navigate These 7 Tensions

“Are you an expert or a learner? A tactician or a visionary?”
https://hbr.org/2020/02/every-leader-needs-to-navigate-these-7-tensions

Shifting Dynamics in Eighth District Cities

“Overall, St. Louis city improved on most of the metrics and did better than a few national rates.”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/publications/bridges/fall-2019/shifting-dynamics-in-eighth-district-cities

More Workers Need to Join the Labor Force to Keep the Economy Growing

“Expansion continues, even though the labor force participation rate is barely changed, and the trend dictates that the ceiling on labor force growth is close overhead.”
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/482527-more-workers-need-to-join-the-labor-force-to-keep-the-economy-growing

Growing the American Workforce

“Bolstering Participation Is Critical for US Competitiveness and Economic Strength.”
https://www.ced.org/reports/growing-the-american-workforce

The rumors of the demise of the U.S. manufacturing industry are greatly exaggerated.” – Elon Musk

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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