Workforce Development News – June 29, 2020

By on June 29, 2020
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Why Reopening Isn’t Enough To Save The Economy

“Insights about consumer spending, jobs and the geographic impact of the crisis.”
https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2020/06/23/881662948/why-reopening-isnt-enough-to-save-the-economy

Skills Are Bridges Not Gaps: A Skills-Based Approach for Transitioning Workers to Higher-Paying Occupations

“Job training and hiring practices that emphasize transferable skills could help employers efficiently fill in-demand or hard-to-fill positions and provide new career opportunities for workers who have been laid-off, furloughed, or simply want a career change.”
https://www.clevelandfed.org/newsroom-and-events/publications/notes-from-the-field/nftf-20200624-a-skills-based-approach-for-transitioning-workers-to-higher-paying-occupations.aspx
Report: https://bit.ly/3g8Z5c8

Can Lessons from the Great Recession Guide Policy Responses to the Pandemic-Driven Economic Crisis?

“It is far too early to predict how swiftly the U.S. economy might return to full production and lower unemployment levels. The Federal Reserve estimates that the economy and labor market could recover by the end of 2021.”
https://www.frbatlanta.org/cweo/workforce-currents/2020/06/16/can-lessons-from-the-great-recession-guide-policy-responses-to-the-pandemic-driven-economic-crisis

Leveraging NGA, New Plan Sees St. Louis Becoming Hub for Geospatial Sector

“Civic and business leaders released a roadmap Tuesday meant to position the region as a top-tier market for location data firms.”
https://www.stltoday.com/business/local/leveraging-nga-new-plan-sees-st-louis-becoming-hub-for-geospatial-sector/article_b688bc4a-3c9a-594d-9435-1963c1625b09.html
Report: https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/stltoday.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/2/f2/2f2b7568-5c0c-5ea6-9c06-054c3e5aceed/5ef1fd1b5cf98.pdf.pdf

Where People Live Plays a Role in the Pandemic’s Financial Effects

“How much has the health crisis hurt the finances of the people in your neighborhood?”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/open-vault/2020/june/where-people-live-plays-role-in-pandemic-financial-effects

5 Ways To Deal With Customers Who Don’t Want To Wear Masks

“How Can We Still Provide An In-Person Experience While Keeping Employees and Customers Safe?”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/blakemorgan/2020/06/28/5-ways-to-deal-with-customers-who-dont-want-to-wear-masks/

The New Landscape of Digital Literacy

“Today’s reality: Nearly one-third of U.S. workers lack digital skills.”
Report: https://www.nationalskillscoalition.org/resources/publications/file/New-Digital-Landscape-web.pdf

Bullard Discusses U.S. Economy, COVID-19 Risk Management

“Bullard noted that one of the goals of the current situation is to stay out of a financial crisis, and another is to stay out of a depression.”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/from-the-president/speeches-and-presentations/2020/bullard-discusses-us-economy-covid19-risk-management-milken-instititute
Video: https://vimeo.com/430899000

Looking Beyond the College Degree

“A quarter of Americans say they would pursue education or training within six months if they lost their job, but most prefer nondegree training over the traditional college route.”
https://insidehighered.com/news/2020/06/24/americans-seeking-change-job-fields-prefer-nondegree-training-make-jump

The Indispensable Institution, Reimagining Community College

“Community colleges have an opportunity to embrace a new, more ambitious role—to accept and champion that they are the nation’s primary provider of job-focused education and training.”
https://opportunityamericaonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Indispensable_Inst_FullReport.pdf

What To Look For In A Face Mask

“Many experts say that any face covering is better than no face covering.”
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-to-look-for-in-a-face-mask-according-to-science/

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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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