Workforce Development News – January 25, 2021

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Federal Reserve Beige Book – January 2021

“St. Louis: Reports on overall consumer spending were mixed, while reports on holiday sales focused on an accelerated shift to online shopping. Activity in the manufacturing sector continued its robust growth, but activity remains below year-ago levels. District banking contacts reported slowing growth in loan volumes but anticipate stronger demand in coming months from new PPP loans.”
https://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/beigebook202101.htm

7 Strategies to Build a More Resilient Team

“You need a foundation of trust, transparency, and self-awareness.”
https://hbr.org/2021/01/7-strategies-to-build-a-more-resilient-team

Understanding the Racial and Income Gap in COVID-19

Essential Workers
https://libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed.org/2021/01/understanding-the-racial-and-income-gap-in-covid-19-essential-workers.html
Social Distancing, Pollution, and Demographics
https://libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed.org/2021/01/understanding-the-racial-and-income-gap-in-covid-19-social-distancing-pollution-and-demographics.html
Public Transportation and Home Crowding
https://libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed.org/2021/01/understanding-the-racial-and-income-gap-in-covid-19-public-transportation-and-home-crowding.html
Health Insurance, Comorbidities, and Medical Facilities
https://libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed.org/2021/01/understanding-the-racial-and-income-gap-in-covid-19-health-insurance-comorbidities-and-medical-facil.html

When Will the COVID-19 Pandemic End?

“Transition toward normalcy in the United States remains most likely in the second quarter of 2021 and herd immunity in the third and fourth quarters, but the emergence of new strains and a slow start to vaccine rollout raise real risks to both timelines.”
https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/healthcare-systems-and-services/our-insights/when-will-the-covid-19-pandemic-end

Employees Don’t Feel Safe Going to Work

“A new study of workers’ perceptions found the majority don’t think enough is being done to protect their health and safety.”
https://www.ehstoday.com/covid19/article/21152575/employees-dont-feel-safe-going-to-work-study-finds

Why We Should All Care About the Fate of Child Care

“Child care is like a lifeboat. If you don’t need it, you don’t think about it. When you do, it’s one of the most important things in the world.”
https://www.frbsf.org/our-district/about/sf-fed-blog/strengthening-child-care-covid-19/

Discretionary and Nondiscretionary Services Expenditures during the COVID-19 Recession

“Many discretionary services sectors are still suffering because of either government restrictions or private actions to guard against COVID-19.”
https://libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed.org/2021/01/discretionary-and-nondiscretionary-services-expenditures-during-the-covid-19-recession.html

21 Timeless Communication Tactics to Expand Your Influence, Authority and Credibility

“Follow this guidance to become a respected, indispensable force for good in 2021.”
https://www.ragan.com/21-timeless-communication-tactics-to-expand-your-influence-authority-and-credibility/

A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.” – Alexander Hamilton

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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