2020 Workforce news roundup

Congress and Biden Aim For Job Training That Actually Leads To Jobs (NPR): In an effort to streamline the US’s job training programs, Congress recently passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which aims to improve the national workforce development system.

$240,000 Isn’t Enough?! Why Liberal Arts Majors Are Paying Extra to Learn Job Skills (Time): Some students at liberal arts colleges don’t feel they’re getting the job training they need at school and are taking supplemental training courses to make up for it.

The Hidden Downsides to Salary Transparency (Fast Company): According to Tim Low, vice president of PayScale, companies should be upfront about the methodology and technology used to determine employee compensation—but there can be drawbacks to total salary transparency.

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