Retooling Washington’s Workforce


Retooling Washington’s Workforce October Forum, October 6, 2011

Resources for attendees compiled by speaker Michael J. Parks

The ravages of time

Article from the October 1, 2011, issue of The Economist on the unprecedented crisis of long-term unemployment in the U.S.


The great mismatch: A special report from The Economist on the future of work

An economy that works:
Job creation and
America’s future

A special report from the McKinsey Global Institute, the business and economic research arm of the global management-consulting giant McKinsey & Company. The link leads to a page where you can download a 15-page executive summary or the full 100-page report.

Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, population, labor force, and occupational and industry employment projections for 2008-2018. Published late in 2009. A updated edition is scheduled to be published late in March 2012.

New York Times articles on the economy and on labor

Register with your e-mail address and create a password, and you can access 20 articles a month without charge from the New York Times.

Index of NYT articles on the economy; on labor.

Skills shortages to cost manufacturers millions

Press release on a poll by the Nielsen Company of senior executives of the 100 largest U.S. manufacturers commissioned by Advanced Technology Services, Inc. Here’s a link to a resulting article in the Financial Times.

The following article was accessed using a Seattle Public Library card. Any library card with access to the ProQuest database of newspaper articles will do; search on the date, author, source or on key words.

Boeing’s Jim McNerney on the pending skills shortages for technology companies such as his. Feb. 28, 2010; Weitzman, Hal. 2010. Concern as baby-boomers prepare for retirement. (Feb 28): n/a, (accessed October 3, 2011).


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