Workforce Development News – March 23, 2020

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Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

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St. Louis Fed President: Consider the Big Economic Hit We’re Facing as Our Investment in Survival

“Bullard argues the shutdown measures now being rolled out are essential to shortening the course of the pandemic.”
https://www.stltoday.com/business/local/st-louis-fed-president-consider-the-big-economic-hit-we/article_e613b719-41ed-518e-8ddd-3592565922db.html

COVID-19 and People Who Cannot Work from Home

“Many policymakers and public health officials are encouraging employers to tell workers to work remotely. There are significant questions, though, about how many people can work from home. Many U.S. workers in retail, restaurants, manufacturing, and other occupations cannot do so.”
https://www.frbatlanta.org/cweo/workforce-currents/2020/03/18/covid-19-workers-and-policy

Tracking the U.S. Economy and Financial Markets During the COVID-19 Outbreak

“Use two new FRED dashboards to monitor the economy.”
Article: https://fredblog.stlouisfed.org/2020/03/tracking-the-u-s-economy-and-financial-markets-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/
Dashboards: https://research.stlouisfed.org/dashboard/49765

U.S. Public Sees Multiple Threats From the Coronavirus – and Concerns Are Growing

“Includes survey on how an extended job absence would impact workers.”
https://www.people-press.org/2020/03/18/u-s-public-sees-multiple-threats-from-the-coronavirus-and-concerns-are-growing/

A Guide to Managing Your (Newly) Remote Workers

“Leaders need to adapt to the new normal.”
https://hbr.org/2020/03/a-guide-to-managing-your-newly-remote-workers

There May Not Be Enough Well-Trained Workers To Clean Up Where Coronavirus Has Been

“Many professional cleaners aren’t trained in the kind of precautions and procedures necessary to safely combat the coronavirus.”
https://www.npr.org/2020/03/19/817930754/there-may-not-be-enough-well-trained-workers-to-clean-up-where-coronavirus-has-b

Virtual Meetings Don’t Have to Be a Bore

“You can still feel connected from afar.”
https://hbr.org/2020/03/virtual-meetings-dont-have-to-be-a-bore

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

“Employers and workers should use this planning guidance to help identify risk levels in workplace settings and to determine any appropriate control measures to implement.”
https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf

A Guide for Working (From Home) Parents

“Try to keep as many old routines as possible.”
https://hbr.org/2020/03/a-guide-for-working-from-home-parents

COVID-19 Puts America’s Low-wage Workforce in an Even Worse Position

“Some of the most common low-wage jobs are inherently interpersonal in nature (think retail and food service) and are thus uniquely vulnerable to the spread of COVID-19, both as a health and economic matter.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2020/03/19/covid-19-puts-americas-low-wage-workforce-in-an-even-worse-position/

Build Your Resilience in the Face of a Crisis

“Three strategies for taking care of your mental health.”
https://hbr.org/2020/03/build-your-resiliency-in-the-face-of-a-crisis

You gotta know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away, know when to run.” – Kenny Rogers

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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