Here’s a smattering of news articles and commentary that we’ve read over the past week:
- Donald Snyder, president of Lehigh Carbon Community College (Pa.), has this piece for Community College Times focusing on the importance of nimble and versatile community colleges to the economic recovery. Snyder mentions LCCC’s work with Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board in providing retraining and skill development.
- USA Today has a look at the growing role of temp workers in the labor market. Contract workers now make up about 8% of the workforce according to one estimate.
- President Obama is pushing a new job stimulus plan according to The Wall Street Journal, though he’s hesitant to use the word “stimulus.”
- Doug McDonald and Delore Zimmerman at New Geography highlight the “fighting spirit” of Northern Montana, specifically the work that the town of Shelby is doing to strengthen its economic base.