The disappearance of sustainable middle class jobs that college (and higher education) used to prepare people for has been replaced with an urgency to prepare people for innovation...so they can create their own job.
"Every middle-class job today is being pulled up, out or down faster than ever. That is, it either requires more skill or can be done by more people around the world or is being buried — made obsolete — faster than ever. Which is why the goal of education today, argues Wagner, should not be to make every child “college ready” but “innovation ready..." - Thomas Friedman NYTimes
Chronic unemployment knows no (color) boundaries. We're all in this together. The ground has shifted and continues to shift in these uncertain economic times.
We are thrust into asserting whatever #resiliency, flexibility, and adaptability skills we have….to survive.
In her article ( http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/11/your-money/taking-charge-when-youre-laid-off-shortcuts.html?_r=1&smid=li-share ) Alina Tugend of the NYTimes asserts the tenants of "keeping structure to one’s day, staying active, having social support and keeping healthy" as crucial to surviving this shift.
Taking Charge When You’re Laid Off - Shortcuts - NYTimes.com. Author: ALINA TUGEND; Copyright © 2012, The New York Times Company
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