Workforce Development News – May 24, 2021

By on May 24, 2021
What’s Next for Consumers, Workers, and Companies

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Creating Pathways for Tomorrow’s Workforce Today

“Many manufacturers still struggle to fill critical jobs, and companies should continue to find ways to broaden the talent pipeline, foster inclusive cultures, and create ongoing upskilling programs for the digital future of manufacturing.”
https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/industry/manufacturing/manufacturing-industry-diversity.html

What’s Next for Consumers, Workers, and Companies in the Post-COVID-19 Recovery

“Many changes in business models and consumer behavior during the pandemic will stick, but action will be needed to ensure the rebound is not uneven.”
https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/future-of-work/whats-next-for-consumers-workers-and-companies-in-the-post-covid-19-recovery

How Much Do Businesses Spend on Innovation to Stay Competitive?

“Innovation for many companies means spending more on new structures and equipment.”
https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2021/05/how-much-do-businesses-spend-on-innovation-to-stay-competitive.html

The Best Job Skills to Include on Your Resume

“The top skills employers look for when evaluating job applicants, as well as recommendations about the best skills you should put on your own unique resume to help you get hired.”
https://www.thebalancecareers.com/list-of-the-best-skills-for-resumes-2062422

Seven in 10 U.S. White-Collar Workers Still Working Remotely

“Nearly as many working remotely in 2021 as was true for much of 2020. Percentage working remotely exceeds 80% in some white-collar occupations. Four in 10 white-collar workers prefer remote work.”
https://news.gallup.com/poll/348743/seven-u.s.-white-collar-workers-still-working-remotely.aspx

GDP and the Economy

Advance Estimates for the First Quarter of 2021.
https://apps.bea.gov/scb/2021/05-may/0521-gdp-economy.htm

Promising Job Numbers are Hiding a Slow Recovery for Many Metro Areas

“Job totals in most metro areas remain well below their pre-pandemic baseline.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2021/05/06/promising-job-numbers-are-hiding-a-slow-recovery-for-many-metro-areas/

Americans and ‘Cancel Culture’: Where Some See Calls for Accountability, Others See Censorship, Punishment

“Some 49% of those familiar with the term said it describes actions people take to hold others accountable.”
https://www.pewresearch.org/internet/2021/05/19/americans-and-cancel-culture-where-some-see-calls-for-accountability-others-see-censorship-punishment/

First-Generation College Graduates Lag Behind Their Peers on Key Economic Outcomes

“College graduates without a college-educated parent have lower incomes and less wealth, on average, than those with a parent who has a bachelor’s or higher degree.”
https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2021/05/18/first-generation-college-graduates-lag-behind-their-peers-on-key-economic-outcomes/

The CDC’s Mask Guidelines are Scientifically Sound — If You Actually Read Them

“Why the CDC is so confident that (most) fully vaccinated people can go maskless. But in the real world, there are unvaccinated people who choose not to wear masks.”
https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/22442457/cdc-mask-vaccination-guidance-confusion

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss

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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