The Verdugo CNC Machinist Academy at Glendale Community College provides hands-on training for adults (18 and over) in the high demand job of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist. The Academy is designed to train adults with disabilities who want to enter the manufacturing industry. Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders are encouraged to apply!
Interested in more information? Contact Tina Hartyon at the Verdugo Jobs Center (818) 937-8080 ▪ firstname.lastname@example.org
New research shows that the reality of today’s wage gap is more complicated than the figure often bandied about in Washington—“80 cents to a man’s dollar.” In fact, the gap might actually be much worse, yet much simpler to fix, than we assume.
As the economy continues to improve, employers will invest greater sums into the training and development of their employees.
More training and development will be utilized to fill the gaps in employee skill sets and will help companies work to full capacity in an improving economy. This will be essential for Generation Z employees, who are demonstrating a soft skills gap in the workplace.
Technological/AI advancements will continue to influence the workplace.
Trends that began in 2017 will accelerate in 2018, affecting employment opportunities across the board. Examples include fast food chains adding ordering kiosks and warehouses using automated order pickers. Chatbots – programs that facilitate text conversations – are expected to save companies millions of dollars in salary expenditures annually, as will similar forms of artificial intelligence.
Three questions on retraining and the future of work with economist Jay Shambaugh.
What can individual workers do to better prepare themselves for the workplace of the future?
The silliest but probably most honest one is stay in school. I am a total believer that for the economy as a whole, education is not a sufficient way to solve wage-growth problems. But for an individual, it is. For an individual, the more education you have, the lower your unemployment rate and the higher the wages will be over your career. The other thing is to back politicians and policies that are supportive of what you think you need in your working life.
Who do you think has the responsibility to retrain workers, and who do you think is doing it effectively?