Workforce Development News – July 23, 2018

By on July 23, 2018
Three Trends That Could Upend Your Workforce

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The Labor Market is Hitting the Wall

“The Fed just unloaded a pile of evidence that the US economy is in the 9th inning.”
http://www.businessinsider.com/us-economy-labor-market-inflection-point-rosenberg-2018-7

The Beige Book, July 2018

“Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions By Federal Reserve District.”
https://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/files/BeigeBook_20180718.pdf

Three Trends That Could Upend Your Workforce

“Important trends–using real-life examples–that can significantly impact your community, and explain how you can cope with them.”
https://www.burning-glass.com/blog/three-trends-upend-workforce/

Landing a Non-Tech Job in Tech: Who’s Hiring Today?

“When we think of employees at tech companies, what usually comes to mind are software engineers and data scientists — people with technical skills such as coding and machine learning. But, tech companies aren’t solely hiring for tech roles. They are hiring non-tech workers as well. In today’s job market, you no longer have to be a tech worker to work in tech.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/research/non-tech-roles-at-tech-companies/

Speakers and Panelists for 2018 State of the St. Louis Workforce Event Announced

St. Louis Community College’s Workforce Solutions Group will present the 2018 State of the St. Louis Workforce Report 7:30-10 a.m. Wednesday, August 8, in the Mildred E. Bastian Theatre at STLCC’s Forest Park campus, 5600 Oakland Avenue. On the 10th anniversary of our report, you are invited to learn how information technology, financial services and health care are critically important in shaping the required skills for the workforce. Discussions will focus on initiatives and resources that will assist the region in supporting these industries, investing in the future of the St. Louis workforce, and includes real-time labor market data and the results of a regional phone survey of 1,246 employers.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2018/speakers-panelists-2018-state-st-louis-workforce-event-announced/

7 Skills That Aren’t About to Be Automated

“Focus on things like connections, context, and ethics.”
https://hbr.org/2018/07/7-skills-that-arent-about-to-be-automated

4 Metrics Recruiters Love to See on Resumes

“What did you add to the company? What did you help the company save? How many people did your work help? How often did you complete tasks?”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/resume-metrics/

Where Work Pays: How Does Where You Live Matter for Your Earnings?

“Educational and occupational choices matter for your earnings, but where you work matters, too. Employment opportunities and wages in some occupations vary substantially from state to state, county to county, and city to city.”
Report: http://www.hamiltonproject.org/papers/where_work_pays_report
Interactive map: http://www.hamiltonproject.org/charts/where_work_pays_interactive

Take Control of Your Learning at Work

“Set aside the necessary time to learn.”
https://hbr.org/2018/07/take-control-of-your-learning-at-work

14 Habits of Successful People to Make Your Own

“Success isn’t something that happens to us, it’s something we make happen.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/habits-of-successful-people/

You’re Never Going to Be “Caught Up” at Work-Stop Feeling Guilty About It

“Exercise self-compassion. Focus on what you have been able to achieve. And practice acceptance. Failing to get some work completed does not make you a bad person. It just makes you a person.”
https://hbr.org/2018/07/youre-never-going-to-be-caught-up-at-work-stop-feeling-guilty-about-it

Success isn’t overnight. It’s when every day you get a little better than the day before. It all adds up.” — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

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 is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has held Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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