Workforce Development News – March 9, 2020

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Eighth District Beige Book Summary of Economic Activity

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Metro Monitor 2020: Prosperity is Increasing in America’s Largest Metro Areas, But Not for Everyone

“Metro Monitor 2020 tracks the inclusive economic growth performance of the 192 largest U.S. metro areas, which together are home to 77% of the nation’s population and contribute 85% of the nation’s GDP.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2020/03/04/metro-monitor-2020-prosperity-is-increasing-in-americas-largest-metro-areas-but-not-for-everyone/
Interactive: https://www.brookings.edu/interactives/metro-monitor-2020/

Forget Seattle and L.A. – We Should Bet Big on St. Louis and Baltimore

“If we want to build the U.S. economy, it makes much more sense to spread the money around.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/02/28/midsize-vs-metropolitan-cities/

What It Takes to Run a Great Virtual Meeting

“Twelve keys to success.”
https://hbr.org/2020/03/what-it-takes-to-run-a-great-virtual-meeting

Eighth District Beige Book Summary of Economic Activity

“Economic conditions in the St. Louis zone have changed little since the previous report. Area manufacturing contacts reported moderate improvements in activity, while service-sector contacts noted activity has slowed a bit. Overall labor market conditions remain tight, although contacts express a desire to increase employment.”
https://research.stlouisfed.org/publications/regional/beige-book
Report: https://files.stlouisfed.org/files/htdocs/publications/beige-book/2020/03/04/eighth-district-beige-book.pdf

Must-Have Communication Skills for Your Resume

“Expand on your ability to write, speak, persuade and collaborate.”
https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/must-have-communication-skills-for-your-resume

3 Things You Need To Know About A March Job Search

“It’s going to be unpredictable. Problem solvers are in demand. You’ll have to be ruthless about vetting opportunities.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kourtneywhitehead/2020/03/01/3-things-you-need-to-know-about-a-march-job-search/

What Employers Really Mean When They Say You’re Overqualified (And What You Can Do About It)

“Being “overqualified” is almost never the real reason you didn’t get the job. Instead, the overqualified rationale usually is a proxy for some other concern the employer had about your candidacy.”
https://www.macslist.org/older-professionals/employers-really-mean-say-youre-overqualified

Don’t Hide Bad News in Times of Crisis

“Taking the reputational hit today from the release of bad news is likely to earn — for leaders, organizations, and nations alike — dividends in the form of future reputational gain, bringing the benefits that come when internal and external constituents trust what you say and have confidence in your commitment to solving the problems that lie ahead.”
https://hbr.org/2020/03/dont-hide-bad-news-in-times-of-crisis

Control your own destiny or someone else will.” – Jack Welch

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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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