Workforce Development News – June 7, 2021

By on June 7, 2021
Experience-based Job Progression

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Unlocking Experience-based Job Progressions for Millions of Workers

“Millions of US workers without four-year college degrees are unemployed. Novel data analytics reveal opportunities for them to attain better jobs than they had before the pandemic if there’s action to build a more inclusive economy.”
https://www.mckinsey.com/about-us/covid-response-center/covid-19-impact/impact-on-economies/unlocking-experience-based-job-progressions-for-millions-of-workers

Examining the Uneven and Hard-to-predict Labor Market Recovery

“Changing composition of work and the factors holding back labor supply and employment gains.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2021/06/03/examining-the-uneven-and-hard-to-predict-labor-market-recovery/

Target This Overlooked Talent Pool to Help Meet Workforce Demands

“When it comes to filling open positions, it’s critical for manufacturers to ‘leave no stone unturned.’ For many, that means targeting talent pools they’ve overlooked in the past, starting with the 70 million Americans who have been formerly incarcerated.”
https://www.twice.com/blog/executive-insight/target-this-overlooked-talent-pool-to-help-meet-workforce-demands

‘Soft Skills’ are Essential: Why College May Not Have Prepared You for Success at Work

“What employers are seeking most, and not finding as often as they’d like, are workers who have what are known as ‘noncognitive’ or ‘soft’ skills.”
https://www.aei.org/op-eds/soft-skills-are-essential-why-college-may-not-have-prepared-you-for-success-at-work/

How to Build a Strong Customer Service Culture

“A company culture is always changing in response to the shifting priorities, customers, staff, incentives, and focus of the company that hosts it, so it requires ongoing effort and attention.”
https://www.helpscout.com/blog/customer-service-culture/

COVID Lasted Longer Than Expected. What Happened to Retail Space?

“The retail market experienced only moderate changes in vacancy rates relative to the office market during the pandemic.”
https://www.atlantafed.org/blogs/macroblog/2021/06/01/covid-lasted-longer-than-expected-what-happened-to-retail-space

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

“Explore the U.S. rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations in comparison to the impact of cases.”
https://covid-tracker.mckinsey.com/vaccination-map

34% of Lower-income Home Broadband Users Have Had Trouble Paying for Their Service Amid COVID

“People without high-speed internet at home are at a major disadvantage during the pandemic when it comes to getting schoolwork done (77%) and looking for jobs (66%).”
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/06/03/34-of-lower-income-home-broadband-users-have-had-trouble-paying-for-their-service-amid-covid-19/

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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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