Wellness & Well-being Highlights
Week of January 30, 2023
This week’s edition of our Worker Wellness & Well-being blog consists of topics from drugs worse than fentanyl to the impact of gun violence on our Mental Health to homelessness issues in STL. Today, I wish to shed some light on 2 remotely related articles. First, the importance of empowering Justice Involved Individuals (JII: recently known as the formerly incarcerated) before they re-enter the community appears to be a strategy that truly refocuses our correctional systems towards rehabilitation vs punishment. Why does this matter? For far too many reasons to list herein…but one for sure is to help address the current worker shortage. Regarding the second article, COVID is now not being seen as a major culprit of today’s lack of workers. A recent study suggests that younger less educated men (Think: no college degree) are not seeking work as they did in the past. To all apprenticeship directors/coordinators looking to fill your ranks, this seems like an issue worth exploring!
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