Workforce Development News – January 11, 2021

By on January 11, 2021
Trends that Will Define 2021

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Economy Sees Job Loss in December for the First Time in Eight Months as Surging Virus Takes Toll

“It’s obvious how bad the winter wave of the pandemic has been, and the economic data is now starting to reflect that.”
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/08/jobs-report-december-2020.html

The U.S. Economy Lost 140,000 Jobs in December – All of Them Were Held by Women

“We don’t have the pandemic under control. Schools and day cares are still closing, and we know that’s what’s impacting women’s ability to reenter the workforce and sustain jobs.”
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/08/economy/women-job-losses-pandemic/index.html

The Next Normal Arrives: Trends that Will Define 2021—And Beyond

“The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world, and its effects will last. Here are some factors that business leaders should keep in mind as they prepare for the next normal.”
https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/leadership/the-next-normal-arrives-trends-that-will-define-2021-and-beyond

Productivity Is About Your Systems, Not Your People

“Four ways to improve efficiency at the organizational level.”
https://hbr.org/2021/01/productivity-is-about-your-systems-not-your-people

9 Tips for Managing Remote Employees

“Make remote work productive and engaging for employees with these empathetic but practical actions.”
https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/9-tips-for-managing-remote-employees/

Wealth Gaps between White, Black and Hispanic Families

“More education was associated with more wealth for all the racial and ethnic groups considered. Stark inequities evident in various facets of Black and Hispanic families’ wealth and white family wealth point to historical barriers that continue to hamper Black and Hispanic wealth accumulation.”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/on-the-economy/2021/january/wealth-gaps-white-black-hispanic-families-2019

10.7 Million Americans Are Still Unemployed—Rate Stays Flat At 6.7%, But Economy Loses 140,000 Jobs

“Only a little more than half of the 22 million Americans who lost their jobs in the early months of the pandemic are once again employed. About 4.6 million people not in the labor force in December were unable to look for work because of the pandemic, up from 3.9 million in November.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathanponciano/2021/01/08/unemployment-december-11-million-rate-flat-67/

What the Experts See Coming in 2021

“Expert opinions on when we’ll return to a more ‘normal’ stage again range from the summer of 2021 to the start of 2022.”
https://www.visualcapitalist.com/2021-predictions-consensus-experts/

Outlook 2021

“Here’s (almost) everything Wall Street expects in 2021.”
https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2021-investment-outlooks/

Will You Require Employees to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine?

“Here are three key strategic questions to ask when planning your vaccine strategy.”
https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/will-you-require-employees-to-get-a-covid-19-vaccine/

Business Can’t Take Democracy for Granted

“Three actions leaders can take to promote honest discourse and healthy civic engagement.”
https://hbr.org/2021/01/business-cant-take-democracy-for-granted

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” – Albert Einstein

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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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