Workforce Development News – November 16, 2020

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Overcoming the COVID-19 Threat to Gender Equality

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Why Every State Should Adopt a Mask Mandate, in 4 Charts

“The latest research suggests mask mandates help control the spread of Covid-19.”
https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/21546014/mask-mandates-coronavirus-covid-19

How Bad is Your State’s COVID-19 outbreak?

“These maps show how your state is doing.”
https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2020/7/31/21340268/coronavirus-pandemic-covid-state-maps-charts-data

How Has the COVID-19 Recession Affected U.S. Labor across Occupations and Industries?

“Reduced Employment Levels. Reduced Working Hours. And Differences by Industries.”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/on-the-economy/2020/november/covid19-recession-affected-labor-occupations-industries

State of the St. Louis Workforce 2020

Prior to COVID-19, last year’s State of St. Louis report questioned if our region had achieved a full-employment economy and discussed who had been left behind. Our 2020 report has expanded to explore the shorter-term impacts of COVID-19 on our region’s workforce and the implications of what lies ahead. While many employers and workers in the St. Louis region have faced challenges during the past 12 months, a sense of resiliency remains for many, and hints of optimism are starting to emerge.
https://stlcc.edu/workforce/st-louis-workforce/
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These Eight Charts Show How COVID-19 Has Changed B2B Sales Forever

“What started out as a crisis response has now become the next normal, with big implications for how buyers and sellers will do business in the future. Research reveals that the big digital shift is here to stay.”
https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/marketing-and-sales/our-insights/these-eight-charts-show-how-covid-19-has-changed-b2b-sales-forever

5 Ways to Help Your Small Business Survive During the Pandemic

“Don’t be afraid to ask for help, either for your business, your staff or yourself.”
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/358358

Small Businesses of Color Recovery Guide

“Small businesses continue to be the lifeline of communities across the United States.SBOCs can significantly reduce the racial wealth gap, while simultaneously reducing the unemployment rate of people of color.”
https://www.kansascityfed.org/community/smallbusiness/sbocrecovery
Guide: https://www.kansascityfed.org/community/smallbusiness/~/media/9e81baed2f844ad1ad19ee14b933b83b.ashx

How to Thrive When Everything Feels Terrible

“Five strategies to combat toxic negativity.”
https://hbr.org/2020/10/how-to-thrive-when-everything-feels-terrible

Nearly 2.2 Million Women Left the Workforce between February and October

“Black women and Latinas still face an unemployment rate that is almost double what it was in February.”
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/10/nearly-2point2-million-women-left-workforce-between-february-and-october.html

Overcoming the COVID-19 Threat to Gender Equality

“As we achieve milestones in pursuit of gender parity, women are finding themselves disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and are more likely to leave the workforce than men.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kweilinellingrud/2020/11/12/overcoming-the-covid-19-threat-to-gender-equality/

Latest Jobs Report Shows Long-term Unemployment Still on the Rise, Worrying Economists

“The number of unemployed Americans who have been jobless for more than 26 weeks jumped to 3.6 million in October from 2.4 million the month before.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/business/economy/latest-jobs-report-shows-long-term-unemployment-still-rise-worrying-n1246584

A Way Forward for Working Parents

“How to feel more confident, connected, and in control — during the pandemic and beyond.”
https://hbr.org/2020/11/a-way-forward-for-working-parents

It’s important to act quickly, but it’s more important to get it right.” — Brad Raffensperger

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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