Carolina Public Press: Many NC employers, jobs not coming back when pandemic ends

Carolina Public Press: Many NC employers, jobs not coming back when pandemic ends. “North Carolina’s unemployment rate peaked at 12.9% in April. Though it dropped to 7.5% in June, it ticked up a percentage point in July, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many of the missing jobs are in the service industry — and those whose work requires face-to-face contact are suffering the most.”

CNET: How COVID-19 is impacting jobs in the tech industry

CNET: How COVID-19 is impacting jobs in the tech industry. “COVID-19 has caused widespread economic damage to the tech sector, Indeed said in a report released Thursday. There are fewer tech job postings due to the coronavirus pandemic, while more people have been searching in the field, according to the job search website. Indeed, which looked through 564 tech-related job titles for the report, found data science was the hardest hit, with up to 51% fewer jobs advertised compared to a year ago for this role. Next was IT management, security and quality assurance, software development, system engineering, and IT operations and help desk.”

NIST: How Automation and AI May Help Level the Playing Field for Women in Manufacturing

NIST: How Automation and AI May Help Level the Playing Field for Women in Manufacturing. “Women make up about 29 percent of the manufacturing workforce despite filling 47 percent of the positions in the overall workforce, according to the Manufacturing Institute. While there have been periods of growth and decline, the dynamic is mostly unchanged since 1970, when women held 27 percent of the manufacturing jobs. But many experts say the growing adoption of automation and artificial intelligence (AI), combined with the critical need for knowledge-based workers, will create more opportunities for women in manufacturing.”

Crain’s Detroit Business: New digital hub to help Michigan workers displaced by pandemic boost skills

Crain’s Detroit Business: New digital hub to help Michigan workers displaced by pandemic boost skills. “A new digital hub offers online learning opportunities and other training resources for Michigan residents looking to return to work or learn new skills. The coronavirus crisis has created record unemployment in Michigan and across the country. The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity says workers who possess advanced skills will be better positioned to get and keep higher-paying and more stable jobs.”

Deseret News: New tool aims to connect out-of-work Utahns to job training from colleges, companies

Deseret News: New tool aims to connect out-of-work Utahns to job training from colleges, companies. “A new online tool seeks to help Utahns who lost their jobs in the pandemic connect to training that could help them find work in sectors that are hiring, like technology, manufacturing and health care. Colleges in Utah have long offered certificate and training programs. But the business and education leaders behind the SkillUpUtah initiative say they created a one-stop shop for job seekers to browse those programs and others from companies like LinkedIn and Pluralsight.”

MIT Technology Review: An AI hiring firm says it can predict job hopping based on your interviews

MIT Technology Review: An AI hiring firm says it can predict job hopping based on your interviews. “As we’ve written before, the idea of ‘bias-free’ algorithms is highly misleading. But PredictiveHire’s latest research is troubling for a different reason. It is focused on building a new machine-learning model that seeks to predict a candidate’s likelihood of job hopping, the practice of changing jobs more frequently than an employer desires. The work follows the company’s recent peer-reviewed research that looked at how open-ended interview questions correlate with personality (in and of itself a highly contested practice).”

CNBC: Retail workforce could face permanent decline as companies take blow from pandemic, lockdowns

CNBC: Retail workforce could face permanent decline as companies take blow from pandemic, lockdowns. “More than one in four American jobs were supported by the retail industry before the Covid-19 crisis hit the U.S., according to the National Retail Federation. That made retail the largest private sector-employer in the country. (That number includes people who work directly for a retailer, like at an apparel store, warehouse or coffee shop. It also includes jobs created by the industry, such as construction workers building a mall.)”

ProPublica: The Airline Bailout Loophole: Companies Laid Off Workers, Then Got Money Meant to Prevent Layoffs

ProPublica: The Airline Bailout Loophole: Companies Laid Off Workers, Then Got Money Meant to Prevent Layoffs. “Three airline industry companies slated to receive $338 million in public money designed to preserve jobs in the hard-hit industry have laid off thousands of workers anyway, according to Treasury disclosure filings and public layoff data.”

Philadelphia Business Journal: Visit Philadelphia launches regional database of open tourism and hospitality jobs

Philadelphia Business Journal: Visit Philadelphia launches regional database of open tourism and hospitality jobs. “Visit Philadelphia has launched an online platform centralizing open jobs in Greater Philadelphia’s tourism and hospitality industry to help people get back to work as the region navigates its Covid-19 recovery. The resource out of the tourism marketing organization features two databases, one for work opportunities at nearby hotels and the other specifically for restaurants. The page will soon expand to include jobs at museums and tourist attractions, creating a comprehensive guide for those looking for employment in the industry and streamlining the application process.”

WPVI: University of Pennsylvania alum creates job site for those unemployed due to COVID-19

WPVI: University of Pennsylvania alum creates job site for those unemployed due to COVID-19. “Aaron Fishkind recently graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a job lined up, but his verbal offer fell through. ‘Once the coronavirus hit and I followed up with them they were like, “We don’t have anything open at the time. We are firing not hiring,”‘ Fishkind said. Fishkind became active on a new site created by fellow Penn Students which links job seekers with recruiters.”

CNBC: Jobless claims total 1.5 million, worse than expected as economic pain persists

CNBC: Jobless claims total 1.5 million, worse than expected as economic pain persists. “Weekly jobless claims stayed above 1 million for the 13th consecutive week as the coronavirus pandemic continued to hammer the U.S. economy. First-time claims totaled 1.5 million last week, higher than the 1.3 million that economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been expecting. The government report’s total was 58,000 lower than the previous week’s 1.566 million, which was revised up by 24,000.”

WSLS: Virginia launches new website to help job seekers

WSLS: Virginia launches new website to help job seekers. “On Friday, Virginia Gov. Northam announced the new Virginia Career Works Referral Portal, which is, ‘designed to streamline intake processes across state agencies and connect individuals with training, certification, education, and employment services to help them find a job or advance a career path.'”