Workforce Development News – June 1, 2021

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Unequal America: Ten Insights on the State of Economic Opportunity

“Americans’ views on economic opportunity, the obstacles they face, and the path ahead to create a more inclusive economy.”
https://www.mckinsey.com/about-us/covid-response-center/covid-19-impact/impact-on-economies/unequal-america-ten-insights-on-the-state-of-economic-opportunity

What Your Future Employees Want Most

“Three trends — and how to prepare for them.”
https://hbr.org/2021/05/what-your-future-employees-want-most

I Don’t Want to Go Back to the Office. And I’m Not Alone.

“Some 83% of CEOs want employees back full-time, while only 10% of workers want back in.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/05/21/i-dont-want-go-back-office-im-not-alone/

How to Do Hybrid Right

“When designing flexible work arrangements, focus on individual human concerns, not just institutional ones.”
https://hbr.org/2021/05/how-to-do-hybrid-right

COVID-19 and Small Businesses: Uneven Patterns by Race and Income

“Small business revenue rebounded faster in low-income counties than in higher-income counties.”
https://libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed.org/2021/05/covid-19-and-small-businesses-uneven-patterns-by-race-and-income.html

The Decline of Young People in America

“70% of US counties are losing their young population.”
https://economicmodeling.com/2021/05/25/the-decline-of-young-people-in-america/

Hiring People Who ‘Fit in’ Is an Outdated Strategy

“In the past, a company may have successfully mined talent at the alma maters of its leaders. But just because things have worked before doesn’t mean they’re working now.”
https://www.industryweek.com/talent/recruiting-retention/article/21165574/hiring-people-who-fit-in-is-an-outdated-strategy

Employment Up in All 50 States over the Year Ended April 2021

“From April 2020 to April 2021, nonfarm payroll employment increased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.”
https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2021/employment-up-in-all-50-states-over-the-year-ended-april-2021.htm

Why Some Fully Vaccinated People Are Still Wearing Masks

“The vaccines work. But people might still mask for a variety of reasons.”
https://www.vox.com/22445969/masks-poll-vaccine-pandemic

Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

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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