Here's your round-up of links for this lovely Friday (the 13th!) morning. . .
- The Return on Investment from Adult Education and Training--In this policy paper from the McGraw Hill Research Foundation the authors contend that billions of dollars could be earned, saved and pumped back into the struggling economy as a result of investments in effective and efficient workforce development programs.
- SuperJobs: Why You Work More and Enjoy it Less--The Wall Street Journal discusses a trend that many workers have been feeling for years.
- Google's ChromeBook--Google is preparing to release a computer you can rent for $20 to $28 per month that provides instant access to the web and, through Google Docs, the ability to do pretty much whatever you need to in terms of word processing, spread sheets, presentations, etc. This is cheaper than a cell phone and could go a long way toward democratizing use of the web.
- Finding Job Leads--This archived webinar covers strategies for accessing advertised and unadvertised job openings, including how to find openings on and off-line.
- How to Evalute Your Company Culture--a good fit is key to job satisfaction.
- Women's Employment During the Recovery--a special DOL report indicating that women are more likely to work part-time and in the public sector and much less likely to be self-employed. Women also surpass men in educational attainment, but since they are less likely to be part of the labor force, men in the workforce still surpass them.