Workforce Development News – November 19, 2018

By on November 19, 2018
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There Will Be 4.6 Million Manufacturing Jobs to Fill in The Next Decade — and 2.4 Million of Them Will Go Unfilled

“Unless manufacturers start exploring new strategies, they won’t be able to find enough people qualified to work in their specialized factories.”
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612425/heres-what-a-manufacturing-skills-gap-of-more-than-2-million-people-will-look-like/

Balancing Work and Learning: Implications for Low-Income Students

“While working and studying generally helps students from higher-income families, low-income students face steeper challenges when combining work and college.”
https://cew.georgetown.edu/cew-reports/LearnAndEarn/

Investing in America’s Workforce: Improving Outcomes for Workers and Employers

“How can well-structured and effective workforce programs and policies result in better economic outcomes for individuals, businesses, and communities? Explore contemporary research, best practices, and resources from more than 100 authors.”
https://www.investinwork.org/book

Candidate Expectations in 2018

“Employers no longer have the upper-hand when selecting candidates. The tables have turned and candidates have the power! What do they expect from companies before, during and after the recruiting process?”
https://careersherpa.net/candidate-expectations-in-2018/

Can The Unemployment Rate Fall Too Low?

“The Fed and many economists believe, based on history, that when unemployment falls below some threshold, wages and prices go up.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2018/11/16/wessels-economic-update-can-the-unemployment-rate-fall-too-low/

15 Words and Phrases to Never Include in a Cover Letter

“A cover letter is meant to tease and entice the recruiter or hiring manager to keep reading and be so interested in you that they simply cannot put down your resume. Think: personable and professional.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/cover-letter-words/

How Our Careers Affect Our Children

“It’s the quality of time parents spend with their children, not the quantity.”
https://hbr.org/2018/11/how-our-careers-affect-our-children

A problem well stated is a problem half solved.” – Charles F. Kettering

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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 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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