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Impactful Jobs: Overview
Impactful Jobs is the first danish job site aimed exclusively at jobs that creates a sustainable impact. We help you find a job that works to solve a UN Sustainable Development Goal - to help you build a truly impactful career.
14 minutes ago by SbcmAlumni
The Employment Mismatch
A College Degree Sorts Job Applicants, but Employers Wish It Meant More
Students and Employers Are at Odds on How College Can Spark a Career
Internships Offer Tickets to Jobs and Lessons in Unpredictability
education  jobs  employment 
1 hour ago by jimmykduong
The Skills Gap: America's Young Workers Are Lagging Behind
"New findings suggest that U.S. millennials are far less competent than their peers in Europe and Asia."
education  employment  jobs 
3 hours ago by jimmykduong
Employers: New college grads aren't ready for workplace
"According to a survey released today by PayScale, which provides data on salaries, and executive development firm Future Workplace, nearly 90 percent of all recent college graduates considered themselves well prepared for their jobs. Unfortunately for young employees, only half of hiring managers shared that opinion.
More than half of all companies (60 percent) said new grads lacked critical thinking skills and attention to detail (56 percent), while 44 percent found fault with their writing proficiency, and 39 percent were critical of their public speaking ability.
"We hear all the time about the 'skills gap,' the gap between the skills needed to succeed in the professional world and the skills with which young professionals leave college," said Katie Bardaro, vice president of data analytics at PayScale, in a news release." The data we've collected show that even though their education may make recent college graduates feel prepared to enter the workforce, only half of hiring managers agree with them; managers feel crucial skills in recent graduates are frequently lacking or absent."
The data from the report was collected over the first few months of 2016 by PayScale from about 76,000 participants. It echoes a 2015 report by ETS, which administers the SAT, that found declining literacy and math skills among U.S. workers."
education  jobs  employment 
3 hours ago by jimmykduong
Tackling Age Discrimination in Silicon Valley | WIRED
But there’s one bias that doesn’t get addressed much: age. The very people who might be affected by age discrimination often don’t want to bring it up—especially in Silicon Valley. Let’s face it: Few of us over 40 want to be considered “old” or label ourselves as outsiders. If workers do come forward, age discrimination is very hard to prove, since it’s often hidden by internal reorganizations, budget cuts, and employee “at-will” agreements. The subject of “older workers” can be a legal minefield for companies—to even acknowledge it is to open a Pandora’s box of issues.

We “elders” know perfectly well that our workplaces are by and large not about us. We don’t drive how roles, functions, advancement, and success are seen. Career development options and the hierarchical career ladders everyone is expected to climb are designed for the majority: younger workers.

What can be done? There has to be a systems overhaul before the members of the over-40 crowd can quit worrying about hair dyeing or giving themselves a crash course in pop culture. Almost everyone I know over 40 tends to omit their graduation year from their résumés and eliminate or streamline their past experiences.
diversity  Jobs  startups 
3 hours ago by cnk
Americans Want to Believe Jobs Are the Solution to Poverty. They’re Not. - The New York Times
These days, we’re told that the American economy is strong. Unemployment is down, the Dow Jones industrial average is north of 25,000 and millions of jobs are going unfilled. But for people like Vanessa, the question is not, Can I land a job? (The answer is almost certainly, Yes, you can.) Instead the question is, What kinds of jobs are available to people without much education? By and large, the answer is: jobs that do not pay enough to live on.

In recent decades, the nation’s tremendous economic growth has not led to broad social uplift. Economists call it the “productivity-pay gap” — the fact that over the last 40 years, the economy has expanded and corporate profits have risen, but real wages have remained flat for workers without a college education. Since 1973, American productivity has increased by 77 percent, while hourly pay has grown by only 12 percent. If the federal minimum wage tracked productivity, it would be more than $20 an hour, not today’s poverty wage of $7.25.

American workers are being shut out of the profits they are helping to generate. The decline of unions is a big reason. During the 20th century, inequality in America decreased when unionization increased, but economic transformations and political attacks have crippled organized labor, emboldening corporate interests and disempowering the rank and file. This imbalanced economy explains why America’s poverty rate has remained consistent over the past several decades, even as per capita welfare spending has increased. It’s not that safety-net programs don’t help; on the contrary, they lift millions of families above the poverty line each year. But one of the most effective antipoverty solutions is a decent-paying job, and those have become scarce for people like Vanessa. Today, 41.7 million laborers — nearly a third of the American work force — earn less than $12 an hour, and almost none of their employers offer health insurance.
Economics  inequality  jobs 
3 hours ago by cnk
Employer Survey & Economic Trend Research
"As part of AAC&U’s Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) initiative, AAC&U periodically commissions national surveys and/or conducts focus groups to examine trends related to college graduates and the most important learning experiences and outcomes they need to successfully navigate the global economy."
education  research  jobs  economics  employment 
4 hours ago by jimmykduong
College Students Think They’re Ready for the Work Force. Employers Aren’t So Sure.
"The students indicated that they felt qualified in areas like written and oral communication, critical and analytical thinking, and applying knowledge and skills to the real world. But employers consistently rated students lower than they rated themselves. For example, while 59 percent of students said they were well prepared to analyze and solve complex problems, just 24 percent of employers said they had found that to be true of recent college graduates."
education  jobs  employment 
4 hours ago by jimmykduong
Project Tugboat: help with sailing back to employment
Project Tugboat is a company building products and services that help people better navigate the daunting journey back to work.

The world of work is changing and it doesn't always feel like it's for the better. Unexpected unemployment, underemployment, and career transitions are realities faced by nearly all professionals in the 21st century. These moments can leave us feeling at sea — unprepared for both the tactical and psychological aspects of the journey ahead. Project Tugboat is here to help guide you back to safer shores.

If you recently lost your job, are struggling to find your next gig, or are helping a friend or loved one navigate similar experiences — you've come to the right place.
work  employment  career  jobs 
15 hours ago by cyberchucktx
Site Selection Stories: Toyota/Mazda, Part 3 - JLL Chicago Blog
Life after the decision. When the news broke in January, Toyota Mazda’s new auto plant was lauded by Corporate America and politicians alike.
this-week-435  Around-the-web  Matt  automotive-industry  manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection  taxes-incentives  jobs  site-selection-consultants  mazda  toyota 
16 hours ago by areadevelopment

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