Workforce Development News – March 22, 2021

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The Consumer Demand Recovery and Lasting Effects of COVID-19

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Who Isn’t Getting Vaccinated, and Why

“A new report highlights why different groups are hesitant to get the coronavirus vaccine and what can be done about it.”
https://www.vox.com/recode/22330018/covid-vaccine-hesitancy-misinformation-carnegie-mellon-facebook-survey

The Consumer Demand Recovery and Lasting Effects of COVID-19

“The pandemic led to an unprecedented consumption shock across countries that upended long-standing consumer habits. But what happens once the pandemic is over?”
https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/consumer-packaged-goods/our-insights/the-consumer-demand-recovery-and-lasting-effects-of-covid-19

The Pandemic Has Highlighted Many Challenges for Mothers, but They Aren’t Necessarily New

“Working moms are more likely than working dads to say they faced certain challenges at work because they were balancing work and family responsibilities.”
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/03/17/the-pandemic-has-highlighted-many-challenges-for-mothers-but-they-arent-necessarily-new/

Barriers and Opportunities in the U.S. during a Global Pandemic

“Survey results provide insight into how COVID-19 is affecting the economic resiliency of low- to moderate-income communities nationwide.”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/open-vault/2021/march/barriers-opportunities-during-global-pandemic

A Crisis of Long-Term Unemployment Is Looming in the U.S.

“How biases trap qualified job seekers in a cycle of rejection — and how to help them break free.”
https://hbr.org/2021/03/a-crisis-of-long-term-unemployment-is-looming-in-the-u-s

2020 Missouri Career Grade Report

“The Missouri Career Grades Report assigns letter grades to various occupations within the state based on each occupation’s outlook over the next decade.”
https://meric.mo.gov/media/pdf/2020-career-grades-report

Productivity Perspective of the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic

“COVID-19 landed in the United States in the early months of 2020, and it did not take long for its effects on productivity to hit hard and fast.”
https://blogs.bls.gov/blog/2021/03/05/productivity-perspective-of-the-2020-covid-19-pandemic/

Second COVID-19 shot: How to Plan Your Work Schedule with Mild Side Effects in Mind

“Some people report mild side effects after their second COVID-19 vaccination. Proper planning and scheduling could ensure business continuity if employees need to take time off.”
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/second-covid-19-shot-how-to-plan-your-work-schedule-with-mild-side-effects-in-mind/

The Pandemic Stalls Growth in the Global Middle Class, Pushes Poverty Up Sharply

“Advanced economies also see a decrease in living standards.”
https://www.pewresearch.org/global/2021/03/18/the-pandemic-stalls-growth-in-the-global-middle-class-pushes-poverty-up-sharply/

31.2% of Households Receiving Unemployment Insurance Report Having a Very Difficult Time Paying for Food, Rent, Other Household Expenses

“Even among households that used unemployment insurance and received SNAP benefits, 24.7% still reported sometimes or often not having enough to eat.”
https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2021/03/despite-unemployment-insurance-many-households-struggle-to-meet-basic-needs.html

The only way to move is forward.” – Khalia Collier

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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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