Workforce Development News – June 15, 2020

By on June 15, 2020
Work Life After COVID-19

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5 Reasons The Pandemic Is So Very Far From Over

“No matter what else happens, the coronavirus isn’t going away.”
https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2020/6/11/21285077/covid-19-arizona-texas-next-wave

Unemployment Rose Higher in Three Months of COVID-19 than It Did in Two Years of the Great Recession

“The Great Recession pushed the unemployment rate to a peak of 10.6% in January 2010, considerably less than the rate currently. The unemployment rate in May might have been as high as 16%, by the U.S. government’s estimate.”
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/06/11/unemployment-rose-higher-in-three-months-of-covid-19-than-it-did-in-two-years-of-the-great-recession/

Amid Slow Return to Workplaces, COVID-19 Precautions Abound

“Increased reports of workers on-site at workplaces. 46% of U.S. workers are concerned about being exposed to COVID-19 at work.”
https://news.gallup.com/poll/312461/amid-slow-return-workplaces-covid-precautions-abound.aspx

Reimagining the Office and Work Life After COVID-19

“Organizations must reimagine their work and the role of offices in creating safe, productive, and enjoyable jobs and lives for employees.”
https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/organization/our-insights/reimagining-the-office-and-work-life-after-covid-19

COVID-19 Challenges State and Local Government Finances

“In the near term, governments face liquidity challenges, as many tax deadlines have been postponed. In the longer term, governments will experience large revenue declines that may lead to significant budget cuts.”
https://www.kansascityfed.org/publications/research/eb/articles/2020/covid-19-challenges-state-local-government-finances

7 Ways to Remove Biases From Your Decision-Making Process

“Think more clearly and make better decisions with these strategies.”
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/351497

Coronavirus 2nd Wave? Nope, The U.S. Is Still Stuck In The 1st One

“If things stay basically status quo and we continue doing what we’re doing, we’re going to continue seeing 25,000 to 30,000 additional deaths a month for the foreseeable future.”
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/06/12/876224115/coronavirus-second-wave-nope-were-still-stuck-in-the-first-one

Thousands Of Workers Say Their Jobs Are Unsafe As Economy Reopens

“The federal government has issued guidelines for employers during the outbreak — but those aren’t mandatory or enforceable.”
https://www.npr.org/2020/06/11/872856822/thousands-of-workers-say-their-jobs-are-unsafe-as-economy-reopens

Amid Protests, Majorities Across Racial and Ethnic Groups Express Support for the Black Lives Matter Movement

“Two-thirds of U.S. adults say they support the movement.”
https://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2020/06/12/amid-protests-majorities-across-racial-and-ethnic-groups-express-support-for-the-black-lives-matter-movement/

If not us, who? If not now, when?” – John F. Kennedy

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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