Workforce Development News – March 15, 2021

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Low- to Moderate-Income Communities Respond to Covid-19’s Toll

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Women’s History Month Dashboard

“From population to earnings, check out data in a new St. Louis Fed dashboard created for Women’s History Month.”
https://research.stlouisfed.org/dashboard/63675

Low- to Moderate-Income Communities Respond to Covid-19’s Toll

“59% of the respondents said that the pandemic has resulted in a significant disruption to the LMI communities they serve, with income loss being a primary impact. The entities serving the communities are not faring better, with 48% indicating significant disruption with increased demand for services and a reduced ability to serve their communities.”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/publications/bridges/volume-1-2021/eighth-district-lmi-communities-respond-covid19

Five Charts that Show How Covid-19 Stopped the U.S. Economy in its Tracks

“The coronavirus pandemic swiftly shut down the U.S. economy one year ago.”
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/11/covid-19-economic-impact-five-charts-that-tell-the-story.html

In Some Cities, the Pandemic’s Economic Pain May Continue for a Decade

“For both states and metropolitan areas, the pandemic’s long-term aftershocks look to be both meaningful and variable.”
https://www.brookings.edu/research/in-some-cities-the-pandemics-economic-pain-may-continue-for-a-decade/

10 Truths About Marketing After the Pandemic

“There’s no going back to the old normal.”
https://hbr.org/2021/03/10-truths-about-marketing-after-the-pandemic

Long-term Unemployment Has Risen Sharply in U.S. Amid the Pandemic

“About four-in-ten unemployed workers had been out of work for more than six months in February 2021, about double the share in February 2020. At the same time, a growing number of job seekers are becoming discouraged, leaving the labor force entirely.”
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/03/11/long-term-unemployment-has-risen-sharply-in-u-s-amid-the-pandemic-especially-among-asian-americans/

Americans’ Evolving Views of the Economy Amid Pandemic

“27% say now is a good time to find a quality job. 40% remain worried Covid-19 will cause them severe financial disruption.”
https://news.gallup.com/poll/331952/americans-evolving-views-economy-amid-pandemic.aspx

The ABCs of DEI

“The changing social climate has companies reevaluating their approaches to diversity, equity and inclusion.”
https://www.industryweek.com/leadership/corporate-responsibility/article/21157865/the-abcs-of-dei

Your Company Downsized During the Pandemic-Here’s How to Rebuild

“Don’t try to go back to the way things were.”
https://hbr.org/2021/03/your-company-downsized-during-the-pandemic-heres-how-to-rebuild

BLS Reports: Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers

“1.1 million workers with wages at or below the federal minimum made up 1.5 percent of all hourly paid workers.”
https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/minimum-wage/2020/pdf/home.pdf

An Apprenticeship FAQ: What Employers Need to Know About Talent Development

“Employer buy-in and awareness are major barriers to expanding and modernizing apprenticeships outside trades such as construction or electricians. These barriers are based, in part, on misconceptions or outdated understandings about what apprenticeships are.”
https://www.brookings.edu/research/an-apprenticeship-faq-what-employers-need-to-know-about-talent-development/

Covid-19 Vaccines Should be Required Before Returning to the Office, Say 70% of Employees

“Even after offices reopen, nearly 9 in 10 (86%) say they would prefer to continue working from home at least part of the time.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/covid-19-return-to-work-survey/

If you don’t see a clear path for what you want, sometimes you have to make it yourself.” — Mindy Kaling

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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