Workforce Development News – June 28, 2021

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Defining the Skills Needed in the Future World of Work

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Defining the Skills Needed in the Future World of Work

“Research identified a set of 56 foundational skills that will benefit all citizens and showed that higher proficiency in them is already associated with a higher likelihood of employment, higher incomes, and job satisfaction.”
https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/public-and-social-sector/our-insights/defining-the-skills-citizens-will-need-in-the-future-world-of-work

The Role of Childcare Challenges in the U.S. Jobs Market Recovery during the COVID-19 Pandemic

“Much of the overall decline in employment between the beginning of 2020 and 2021 can be explained by excess job loss among parents of young children, and mothers specifically.”
Report: https://www.piie.com/sites/default/files/documents/wp21-8.pdf

Why Did Labor Force Participation Rate Decline When the Economy Was Good?

“The rise in the percentage of the population ages 65 and over.”
https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2021/06/why-did-labor-force-participation-rate-decline-when-economy-was-good.html

How Governments Can Help Elevate the Local Workforce Post-Pandemic

“A new report from the National Association of Counties highlights six key areas where counties can help improve the local workforce after the Covid-19 pandemic wanes.”
Report: https://www.naco.org/sites/default/files/documents/Future-of-Work_June-2021.pdf

Make It Safe for Employees to Disclose Their Disabilities

“Only 20% of employees with disabilities feel that their workplace culture is fully committed to helping them thrive and succeed.”
https://hbr.org/2021/06/make-it-safe-for-employees-to-disclose-their-disabilities

Remote Work Won’t Save the Heartland

“It doesn’t look like the remote work explosion is going to magically transform the nation’s interior.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2021/06/24/remote-work-wont-save-the-heartland/

How Job Separations Differed between the Great Recession and COVID-19 Recession

“The COVID-19 recession had disproportionate effects on the separation rates of earnings groups.”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/on-the-economy/2021/june/job-separations-differed-between-recessions

Why Do So Many Strategies Fail?

“Leaders focus on the parts rather than the whole.”
https://hbr.org/2021/07/why-do-so-many-strategies-fail

Three in 10 Americans Think Pandemic Is Over in U.S.

“29% say pandemic is done; 71% say it is not. 62% say lives ‘somewhat’ back to normal; 54% say lives not disrupted now. 40% do not expect their lives will ever be normal again.”
https://news.gallup.com/poll/351650/three-americans-think-pandemic.aspx

WHO Urges Fully Vaccinated People to Continue Wearing Masks as Delta Variant Spreads

“The first message that we want to be careful about is saying once you’re vaccinated, you can go ahead and do whatever. Yes, you can reduce some measures…but there’s still the need for caution. We’re still in a world with a lot of people who are not protected.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2021/06/25/who-urges-fully-vaccinated-people-to-continue-wearing-masks-as-delta-variant-spreads-but-no-word-from-cdc/

Build your skills, not your resume.” – Sheryl Sandberg

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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