Workforce Development News – March 1, 2021

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The Jobs and Skills that will Drive the Post-Pandemic Recovery

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The Jobs the Pandemic May Devastate

“An updated forecast by the Bureau of Labor Statistics has alarming news for people with a high school diploma or less.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/22/upshot/jobs-future-pandemic-.html

After the Storm: The Jobs and Skills that will Drive the Post-Pandemic Recovery

“These five growth engines will come to comprise one in six jobs by 2026, and will account for 15.5 million to 18 million new jobs created over the next five years.”
https://www.burning-glass.com/identifying-jobs-skills-will-lead-post-pandemic-recovery/
Report: https://www.burning-glass.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/after_the_storm_recovery_jobs_executive_summary.pdf

Economic Improvements Anticipated in the Months Ahead

“Although 2020 closed with mixed signals, much stronger GDP and job growth are expected in 2021.”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/publications/regional-economist/first-quarter-2021/economic-improvements-anticipated-in-the-months-ahead

Employment Projections in a Pandemic Environment

“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused massive short-term disruptions to the U.S. economy and labor market, but its long-term impacts remain unclear.”
https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2021/article/employment-projections-in-a-pandemic-environment.htm

COVID-19 Containment Measures, Health and the Economy

“States with stricter measures against COVID-19 appear to have experienced faster employment turnarounds.”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/publications/regional-economist/first-quarter-2021/covid-19-containment-measures-health-economy

527,000 More U.S. Deaths Than Normal Since COVID-19 Struck

“Deaths nationwide were 21 percent higher than normal from March 15, 2020, to Jan. 30, 2021 – about 527,000 more Americans have died than would have in a normal year.”
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/01/14/us/covid-19-death-toll.html

2021 Manufacturing Industry Outlook

“The manufacturing industry looks for ways to make itself disruption-proof with four trends.”
https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/pages/energy-and-resources/articles/manufacturing-industry-outlook.html

A Bottom-Up Infrastructure Strategy for American Renewal

“Critical national challenges and the role of infrastructure.”
https://kinder.rice.edu/research/bottom-infrastructure-strategy-american-renewal
Full report: https://kinder.rice.edu/sites/default/files/documents/KI%20Research%20Report%E2%80%93Infrastructure%20Report%203.pdf

Education and Training Expenditures in the U.S.

“The total expenditures by educational institutions, employers, federal grant programs, states, and the military were $1.921 trillion.”
https://credentialengine.org/education-and-training-expenditures/
Full report: https://credentialengine.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Education-and-Training-Expenditures-in-the-US.pdf

Top Missouri Export Countries

“Over half of all Missouri’s export income came from the top three recipients in 2020: Canada, Mexico, and China.”
https://meric.mo.gov/data/export-countries-2020

Beyond Burned Out

“Chronic stress was rampant even before the pandemic. Leaders can’t ignore it any longer.”
https://hbr.org/2021/02/beyond-burned-out

Top 5 Power Words to Use in a Job Interview

“Keep in mind that it’s not only during interviews that word choice matter—opt for powerful action words in your resume as well.”
https://www.thebalancecareers.com/powerful-words-for-job-interviews-4123781

7 Communication Skills for Your Resume

Communication skills are especially critical in a virtual work environment.
https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/must-have-communication-skills-for-your-resume

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol

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