Workforce Development News – May 20, 2019

By on May 20, 2019
Most Out-of-work Young Adults Face Bleak Job Prospects

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Most Out-of-work Young Adults Face Bleak Job Prospects

“Based on their education and work history, most out-of-work young adults face limited job opportunities.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2019/05/15/most-out-of-work-young-adults-face-bleak-job-prospects/

As Labor Pool Shrinks, Prison Time Is Less of a Hiring Hurdle

“A rapidly tightening labor market is forcing companies across the country to consider workers they once would have turned away. That is providing opportunities to people who have long faced barriers to employment, such as criminal records, disabilities or prolonged bouts of joblessness.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/13/business/economy/labor-market-inmates.html

Where Measuring Engagement Goes Wrong

A history of flawed attempts — and what you should learn from them.
https://hbr.org/2019/05/where-measuring-engagement-goes-wrong

Employment Growth Accelerates

“Another chapter in a long expansion.”
https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2019/article/employment-growth-accelerates-in-2018.htm

The Economy Isn’t Getting Better for Most Americans

“Better, fairer growth measures are a vital step towards better, fairer growth.”
https://www.brookings.edu/opinions/the-economy-isnt-getting-better-for-most-americans-but-there-is-a-fix/

13 Must-Have Words to Include In Your Resume

“The words used show what level the candidates is at in their career.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/words-to-include-in-resume/

4 Ways to Answer the Interview Question “When Can You Start?”

“There’s no one perfect answer to this question. But whatever your response, it should be as polished as your answers to other interview questions.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/when-can-you-start-interview-question

12 Things to Never Do During A Phone Interview

“Apparently, it’s quite easy to mess up your phone interview. But here’s the thing; it’s also not hard to come across well if you keep some key things in mind.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/12-things-to-never-do-during-a-phone-interview/

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” – Albert Einstein

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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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