CEW amplifies conversation on jobs, skills, and people.

Dear Friends of the Center:

Although it’s summer, we have been busy crafting an array of resources to add to the national dialogue on jobs, skills, and people. Most recently, we created a myriad of dynamic content to illustrate key data points about the current US job market.

Our most recent report, America’s Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have-Nots, explores the widening split between those with education beyond high school and those without, both in the economy and in the current electorate. Our goal was to examine the “why” factor. What changed along the years to alter the composition of the US workforce and divide the country leading up to a presidential election? For more on the structural change in the labor market that led to this, read Anthony Carnevale’s LinkedIn blog post.

We released research in June detailing the merits of affirmative action as the Supreme Court released its ruling on the long-standing Fisher vs.University of Texas at Austin case. To learn more about the effects of sending students to one of the elite 468 four-year universities compared to an open access, two-year institution, see our analysis.

Be sure to visit our website report pages to tinker with our data visualizations. We also want to hear from you about what resources you find useful. Lastly, if you’re not already following us on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn, visit our pages to see and share our work.

As always, we thank you for your input and support.

Hilary Strahota
Associate Director, Strategic Communications

State Initiative Director Nominated for Task Force
The Center’s State Initiative Director, Neil Ridley, was nominated as a non-voting citizen member of The New Economy Workforce Credentials Task Force. The task force will work with the Virginia Board of Workforce Development to create a list of high-demand fields and associated credentials and training programs.

Parchment Summit Webinar
On June 28, Anthony Carnevale, the Center’s director, was featured in a free webinar provided by Parchment Summit on Innovating Academic Credentials, titled, Credentials and Competencies Demonstrating The Economic Value of Postsecondary Education. Carnevale discussed the future of academic credentials and his recent issue brief. The webinar recording is available here.

Post-Millennial Job Market Article
Two of our senior analysts, Andrew R. Hanson and Artem Gulish, authored an article in the Georgetown Public Policy Review exploring the evolving job market for millennials titled, From College to Career: Making Sense of the Post-Millennial Job Market.
Bloomberg Conference
Social Innovation Summit
NALEO Education Convening
On May 26, our Director of Research Jeff Strohl served on a panel at Bloomberg’s The Workforce of the Future conference titled Redefining Work: The Changing Nature of Work in America, held in Washington, D.C. Strohl contributed to a conversation on the labor market supply and demand with job training and education.
On June 7, CEW's Director, Anthony Carnevale, served as a speaker on the College Equity Panel at the Social Innovation Summit held in Washington, D.C. The conversation focused on the value of a bachelor’s degree and equity in higher education.
On May 21, CEW's State Initiative Director, Neil Ridley, attended the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Legislative (NALEO) Education Convening. Ridley spoke about two of our publications, Hispanic College Majors and Recovery 2020.
June 30, 2016
There is a stark divide between those with a college education and those with a high school diploma or less. Over 95% of jobs created during the recovery have gone to those with at least some college, leaving those with no more than a high school education behind in the post-recession economy.
June 23, 2016
This study provides an analysis of nationally representative data refuting the so-called “mismatch” theory. The data shows that admitted students will graduate at a much higher rate at selective universities compared to open-admission institutions.
Women make 79 cents to the dollar of their male counterparts. This report digs into the reasons of the gender wage gap and shows the importance of a college major and occupation choice.
This report breaks down the characteristics of nursing professionals and includes analysis by speciality, salary, and demographic.
Internships can be powerful learning experiences that let students explore careers in their intended fields. This Forbes article mentions CEW’s report, citing that 63 percent of college graduates who completed a paid internship received a job offer after graduation.
College-educated workers now make up 36 percent of the workforce. This Wall Street Journal article cites our new report, America’s Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have-Nots.
Driven by fundamental shifts in industries and occupations, job prospects for workers with a high school diploma or less are dwindling. Read this US News/AP article to learn more.
Of the 11.6 million jobs created after the recession, 8.4 million went to those with at least a bachelor’s degree. Read more in this CNN Money article.
This Associated Press article talks about the economic, social, and political divisions in American society.
Americans with at least some postsecondary education have fared well in the post-recession labor market. Read more in this Bloomberg article.
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