Workforce Development News – June 21, 2021

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Retention of Women in Manufacturing

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The Economic State of Black America: What Is and What Could Be

“Closing racial gaps across the economy is not only about righting historic wrongs. It is also about choosing a more dynamic future and realizing the full potential of a massively underutilized source of talent, to the benefit of all Americans.”
https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/diversity-and-inclusion/the-economic-state-of-black-america-what-is-and-what-could-be

Moving up: Promoting Workers’ Upward Mobility Using Network Analysis

“Who is falling behind, where, and by how much.”
https://www.brookings.edu/research/moving-up-promoting-workers-upward-mobility-in-a-time-of-change/
Full report: https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Moving-Up.pdf

Factory Flaw: The Attrition and Retention of Women in Manufacturing

“This study aims to remedy that gap by assessing four areas of concern: the status of women in manufacturing, whether women in manufacturing are more likely to leave their jobs than women working in other industries, why women leave manufacturing jobs and what might encourage them to stay.”
https://www.aauw.org/app/uploads/2021/03/FactoryFlaw_FINAL-for-web.pdf

Think Online Retail Is the Largest E-Commerce Sector? Think Again

“While online retail certainly is a significant player in the world of e-commerce, it pales in comparison to the share of total manufacturing, wholesale trade and services sector activities conducted electronically.”
https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2021/06/think-online-retail-is-largest-e-commerce-sector-think-again.html

State of the Cities 2021

“How the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated critical issues facing municipalities.”
Report: https://www.nlc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/NLC_2021_StateOfTheCities_Report.pdf

As the COVID-19 Pandemic Affects the Nation, Hires and Turnover Reach Record Highs in 2020

“JOLTS 2020 data reflect the effects, efforts to mitigate, and the recovery of the U.S. labor market caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2021/article/as-the-covid-19-pandemic-affects-the-nation-hires-and-turnover-reach-record-highs-in-2020.htm

Businesses Performed 60% of Their U.S. R&D in 10 Metropolitan Areas

“Businesses performed $262 billion of research and development in 10 U.S. metropolitan statistical areas in 2018. The geographic concentration of business R&D in the United States is much higher than that of other economic indicators, such as gross domestic product or population.”
https://ncses.nsf.gov/pubs/nsf21331

Poverty Hurts the Boys the Most: Inequality at the Intersection of Class and Gender

“Boys raised in low-income families do worse, in terms of adult outcomes, than girls raised in low-income families.”
https://www.brookings.edu/research/poverty-hurts-the-boys-the-most-inequality-at-the-intersection-of-class-and-gender/

Does Majoring in STEM Lead to a STEM Job After Graduation?

“STEM majors earned more than other STEM workers.”
https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2021/06/does-majoring-in-stem-lead-to-stem-job-after-graduation.html

Americans Support ESG Objectives but Unfamiliar With Term

“84% consider how a company treats its employees when becoming a customer. 81% say a business’ impact on its local community matters. Despite valuing its goals, 64% are unfamiliar with the term ‘ESG’.”
https://news.gallup.com/poll/350258/americans-support-esg-objectives-unfamiliar-term.aspx

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