Workforce Development News – June 22, 2020

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Economic Impact of Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

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Race Gaps in COVID-19 Deaths Are Even Bigger than They Appear

“New data from CDC shows that the death rates among Black and Hispanic/Latino people are much higher than for white people, in all age categories.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2020/06/16/race-gaps-in-covid-19-deaths-are-even-bigger-than-they-appear/

Experiences with the COVID-19 Outbreak Can Vary for Americans of Different Ages

“Older Americans are the most likely to see the outbreak as a major threat to their health and the least likely to see it as a threat to their personal financial situation. Younger adults are more likely to report feeling emotional distress as the pandemic unfolds.”
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/06/16/experiences-with-the-covid-19-outbreak-can-vary-for-americans-of-different-ages/

Rural America Was Always More Vulnerable to COVID-19 than Cities—And Now It’s Starting to Show

“Rural areas tend to have older populations than the national average, with more chronic health conditions that raise the risk of developing more severe cases of COVID-19. They have fewer health care providers and more uninsured residents, meaning residents often wait longer before seeking medical help. They also tend to be home to large group facilities, such as prisons, meatpacking plants and nursing homes, where the virus can quickly spread to residents and employees can carry it back into the community.”
https://www.fastcompany.com/90518680/rural-america-was-always-more-vulnerable-to-covid-19-than-cities-and-now-its-starting-to-show

The Economic Impact of Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

“The persistent racial wealth gap in the United States is a burden on Black Americans as well as the overall economy.”
https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/public-sector/our-insights/the-economic-impact-of-closing-the-racial-wealth-gap

Dress for the (Remote) Job You Want

“And maybe skip the Golden Gate Bridge background.”
https://hbr.org/2020/06/dress-for-the-remote-job-you-want

How to Prepare for an Interview

“10 of the most important steps you can take to prepare for an interview.”
https://careersherpa.net/how-to-prepare-for-an-interview/

Seven in 10 Firms Sought Financial Help during the COVID-19 Crisis

“Nearly every survey respondent who received a PPP loan indicated that they expect it to be forgiven.”
https://www.frbatlanta.org/blogs/macroblog/2020/06/18/seven-in-10-firms-sought-financial-help-during-the-covid-19-crisis

Pressure Mounts for Universities to Anticipate In-Demand Jobs

“But producing grads with needed skills is something employers say America hasn’t done well.”
https://hechingerreport.org/pressure-mounts-for-universities-to-anticipate-and-train-people-for-in-demand-jobs/

Reskilling Workers for a Post-COVID Factory Floor

“The world has transformed more in the last three months than it has for decades – and with it, so has the skillset required.”
https://www.industryweek.com/talent/education-training/article/21134413/reskilling-workers-for-a-postcovid-factory-floor

When Will Life Return to Normal?

“An infographic of the opinions of 511 epidemiologists and infectious disease specialists.”
https://www.visualcapitalist.com/life-return-to-normal-covid-19/

We Need Better Masks

“Right now, it’s our best option to contain the virus and revive the economy.”
https://hbr.org/2020/06/we-need-better-masks

We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

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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