Reopening U.S. economy will mean creating all kinds of new jobs

Jeff Green and Steve Matthews, Bloomberg Thermal scanners in Utah and Maryland. Contact tracers in San Francisco. Decontamination technicians in Miami. Meet the people needed to keep the post-Covid-19 economy running. In the wake of a pandemic that’s put millions of Americans out of work, a new crop of jobs is emerging. Companies racing to get back to business are …

June’s Work+Faith Online Speaker is Jessica Kim!

Jessica Kim joins us for June’s Work + Faith Online Speaker Series, as our CEO Anthony Flynn interviews distinguished professionals who live at the center of this intersection of work and faith. This online event will allow people to hear from industry leaders on how their faith informs their professional lives. Jessica Kim is the co-founder of ianacare, a virtual …

Virtual Boot Camp Launched This Week!

In response to campus closures, the WorkFaith team launched a 5-Day Virtual Boot Camp on Monday, May 11th, in place of our 8-Day Job Search Workshop. We’re excited to report over 40 people signed up!

How one BSA council is addressing the skilled-trades shortage

Mark Ray If St. Louis were building its famed Gateway Arch today, it might have trouble finding enough skilled tradespeople to finish the job. According to the State of the St. Louis Workforce 2017 report, nearly 60% of companies that hire workers in the skilled trades say they can’t find enough people with the skills they need. That’s not surprising, …

Guild Education partners with Walmart and other employers on reskilling program

Amanda Schiavo Guild Education, an organization that partners with employers to help offer education benefits to workers, is aiding displaced workers through a new retraining plan. Employers who enroll in its Next Chapter program can provide laid-off or furloughed workers with access to reskilling programs, as well as hands-on coaching as they navigate toward growing industries, such as tech, healthcare, …

5 Tips For Explaining Gaps In Your Employment History

Kourtney Whitehead, Senior Contributor There’s a misconception that it’s a red flag to recruiters if they see breaks in employment on a résumé. Job seekers tend to assume that companies prefer candidates with work experience that seamlessly flows from one employer to the next; many people worry about how to explain common occurrences such as being laid off, quitting a …

5 Real-Life Lessons in ‘Virtual Shepherding’ through Crises

Scott Ventrella – Author, Speaker As an adjunct professor with 25 years teaching experience in a “live” classroom setting, I’ve had to very quickly shift to virtual teaching; of course, I’m not alone in this. It was anything but a smooth transition. In addition to having to repurpose curriculum, I had to learn technology such as Zoom and WebX. This …

Coronavirus could revolutionize work opportunities for people with disabilities

Lisa Shur, Rutgers University (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Lisa Schur, Rutgers University and Douglas L. Kruse, Rutgers University (THE CONVERSATION) Working from home has become the “new normal” for many of us during the COVID-19 pandemic. While this clearly has its downsides, one group in particular may benefit …

“Heroes Wanted” – New Online Speaker Series

Rodney Bullard, President of the Chick-fil-A Foundation, joined us on May 1 for the launch of the Work + Faith Online Speaker Series! We hope you were able to join us. We heard about Rodney’s experiences working in the White House, prioritizing service in each aspect of his career, and living out God’s perfect plan for his life.  In this unprecedented time of crisis, we …