Workforce Development News – March 30, 2020

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Understanding the Economic Shock of Coronavirus

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U.S. Employees Increasingly Seeing COVID-19 Effects at Work

“Nearly three in 10 employed Americans now say that their employer has cut jobs, reduced hours or frozen hiring as a result of the novel coronavirus outbreak, marking an 18-percentage-point increase since mid-March.”
https://news.gallup.com/poll/305237/employees-increasingly-seeing-covid-effects-work.aspx

Understanding the Economic Shock of Coronavirus

“How bad will it get, and what could recovery look like?”
https://hbr.org/2020/03/understanding-the-economic-shock-of-coronavirus

A Third Report a Job Loss, Half a Pay Cut as Coronavirus Crisis Grips the Economy

“One in three say they or an immediate family member have lost their job.”
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/report-job-loss-half-pay-cut-coronavirus-crisis/story?id=69811808

Six Emerging Conclusions: Public Opinion and COVID-19

“Public Health Messages Heard and Being Heeded. No Panic. Americans Look First to State Government and Medical Professionals. The Election Is on Hold. Americans Still Evaluate the Situation Through a Partisan Lens. Personal Health Versus Economic Health Is the Looming Tradeoff.”
https://news.gallup.com/opinion/polling-matters/304646/five-emerging-conclusions-public-opinion-covid.aspx

Social Distancing and Contact-Intensive Occupations

“High contact-intensity occupations represent an important part of the U.S. economy in terms of employment and total labor income. Thus, the direct economic impact of COVID-19 via the recent social-distancing measures is likely to be significant.”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/on-the-economy/2020/march/social-distancing-contact-intensive-occupations

Grocery Workers Are Keeping Americans Alive During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Here’s What They Need

“We owe them not only our gratitude, but the protection, support, and compensation they deserve.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2020/03/25/grocery-workers-are-keeping-americans-alive-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-heres-what-they-need/

COVID-19: Which Workers Face the Highest Unemployment Risk?

“Some 46% of U.S. workers are employed in occupations at higher risk of layoff due to COVID-19 measures. A new analysis seeks to quantify how much it could cost to offset lost income.”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/on-the-economy/2020/march/covid-19-workers-highest-unemployment-risk

Why Coronavirus Could Hit Rural Areas Harder

“Rural communities tend to be older, with more chronic illness, making people more at risk of severe Covid-19.”
https://lernercenter.syr.edu/2020/03/24/why-coronavirus-could-hit-rural-areas-harder/
https://www.vox.com/2020/3/28/21197421/usa-coronavirus-covid-19-rural-america

11 Million in U.S. at Serious Risk If Infected With COVID-19

“High rates of chronic conditions make U.S. adults vulnerable to COVID-19, 17% of Americans aged 80+ are at risk of severe illness if infected.”
https://news.gallup.com/poll/304643/million-severe-risk-infected-covid.aspx

Looking for a Job Has Changed Forever — and Here’s Why

“There are distinct historical patterns that show that when there is a surplus of candidates, ‘the power’ really does shift to the corporation. Here are the top 10 job search changes that you need to prepare for.”
https://www.ere.net/looking-for-a-job-has-changed-forever-and-heres-why/

How to Make the Most of the Job You Already Have

“Don’t start the job hunt just yet.”
https://hbr.org/2020/03/how-to-make-the-most-of-the-job-you-already-have

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

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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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