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  • Retention of Women in Manufacturing
    Workforce Development News – June 21, 2021

    This week: Economic State of Black America, Promoting Workers’ Upward Mobility, Factory Flaw: The Attrition and Retention of Women in Manufacturing, Think Online Retail Is the Largest E-Commerce Sector?, State of the Cities, Hires and Turnover Reach...

    • Posted June 21, 2021
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  • 2021 State of the St. Louis Workforce Event
    Save the Date: Aug. 11, 2021 State of the St. Louis Workforce Event

    Join the 13th annual public release and community discussion of the trusted State of the St. Louis Workforce report on Aug. 11, 2021 at STLCC’s Forest Park campus. Learn more and register online today at

    • Posted June 18, 2021
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  • Signs the U.S. is Moving Past the Worst of the Pandemic
    Workforce Development News – June 14, 2021

    This week: Labor Market Heated Up in May as Jobs Grew and Wages Soared, Hopeful Signs the U.S. is Moving Past the Worst of the Pandemic, These Businesses Found a Way Around the Worker Shortage, Unequal Opportunities...

    • Posted June 14, 2021
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  • Experience-based Job Progression
    Workforce Development News – June 7, 2021

    This week: Unlocking Experience-based Job Progressions, Uneven and Hard-to-predict Labor Market Recovery, Overlooked Talent Pool to Help Meet Workforce Demands, ‘Soft Skills’ are Essential: Why College May Not Have Prepared You for Success at Work, Build a...

    • Posted June 7, 2021
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  • Four Simple Ways to Improve Employee Performance
    Four Simple Ways to Improve Employee Performance

    We owe it to ourselves to make full use of our capabilities, our intelligence, our creativity, and our knowledge in our trip through life. Here are four simple things, inexpensive initiatives that can make continuous improvement in...

    • Posted June 2, 2021
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  • What Your Future Employees Want
    Workforce Development News – June 1, 2021

    This week: Unequal America: Insights on the State of Economic Opportunity, What Your Future Employees Want, I Don’t Want to Go Back to the Office, Do Hybrid Right, COVID and Small Businesses: Uneven Patterns by Race and...

    • Posted June 1, 2021
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  • What’s Next for Consumers, Workers, and Companies
    Workforce Development News – May 24, 2021

    This week: Creating Pathways for Tomorrow’s Workforce, What’s Next for Consumers-Workers-Companies in the Post-COVID Recovery, How Much Do Businesses Spend on Innovation to Stay Competitive?, Best Job Skills to Include on Your Resume, Seven in 10 U.S....

    • Posted May 24, 2021
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  • Will there be enough good jobs?
    Workforce Development News – May 17, 2021

    This week: Cost of Economic and Racial Injustice in Postsecondary Education, Cities with the Most Successful Blue-Collar Workers, Will There Be Enough Good Jobs?, U.S. Labor Market is Running Hot…or Not?, St. Louis Fed's Bullard Discusses a...

    • Posted May 17, 2021
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  • New Challenges For Economy
    Workforce Development News – May 10, 2021

    This week: Hiring Slows In April-Raising New Challenges For Economy, Many Small Businesses in the Services Sector Are Unlikely to Reopen, For mothers in the workplace a year like no other, STL2030 Jobs Plan, Improving Economic Conditions...

    • Posted May 10, 2021
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  • Building Workforce Skills at Scale to Thrive
    Workforce Development News – May 4, 2021

    This week: Building Workforce Skills at Scale to Thrive During—and After—the COVID-19 Crisis, Americans' Confidence in Their Finances Has Mostly Recovered, COVID’s Effects on Dual-Earner Households, U.S. is in Danger of Learning the Wrong Lessons from COVID,...

    • Posted May 4, 2021
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  • A Movement in Advanced Manufacturing
    A Movement in Advanced Manufacturing

    Like Theniesha Carter, thousands of St. Louisans have the will and work ethic to succeed, but they need the power skills, technical skills, and opportunities to create a new reality for careers and a prosperous life. Learn...

    • Posted April 27, 2021
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  • Five Questions Ahead for the Recovering Economy
    Workforce Development News – April 26, 2021

    This week: April Beige Book, Questions Ahead for the Recovering Economy, America’s STEM Workforce and Those Training for It, Racial Wealth Gap Endures Beyond Pandemic’s Upheaval, Labor Market Engagement and the Pandemic’s Impact on American Workers, Labor...

    • Posted April 26, 2021
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  • Divided Nature of the Covid-19 Crisis
    Workforce Development News – April 12, 2021

    This week: St. Louis Fed Annual Report, Half of Parents Want More Noncollege Paths, Possible Futures for Covid-19 with Hope for a Return to Normal, Divided Nature of the Covid-19 Crisis, Designing the Hybrid Office, How Consumer...

    • Posted April 12, 2021
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  • Becoming a Learning Organization
    Becoming a Learning Organization

    Far too many organizations have failed to understand the vital role collective aspiration has in driving continuous improvement. Find out why you need employees who believe what they do makes the world a better place in which...

    • Posted April 6, 2021
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