Welcome to the August Issue of the Forward Motion Gold Standard Career Guide!
We are dedicated to giving you the most up-to-date information on how today’s news may influence your employment situation.
This issue includes updates on:
- Education and the Speed of Organizational Change
- Demographics, especially with regard to population
- Financial Resilience or Flexibility to control your cash flow and quality of life
Highlights in this issue:
Education and the Speed of Organizational Change:
- The growing gap between job requirements and the degrees and certifications that colleges and universities are offering.
- Shifts in government funding in education to “opportunity zones.” If you are a teacher, this is an important change.
- Specific degrees are becoming obsolete in the employment world. Do you have one of them? Are you currently in one of these degree programs?
- Especially in IT, four-year college programs are less and less meaningful to potential employers. Here are ways to manage new needs by employers to remain relevant.
- Immigration and its impact on employment.
- Boomers are working longer which has a domino effect for GenX-ers who want to move their career forward.
- A big surprise regarding the one industry hiring 38% of the US workforce, offering both opportunities and growth potential. This industry has a unique approach to identify a diverse set of candidates.
Fiscal Policy and how you can control your cash-flow:
- The unemployment rate and why jobs are still hard to get.
- The interest rate cuts and how you can make the most of it.
- US Trade sanctions and the global trade slowdown: what does it mean for us in the short-term and the long-term?