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Copy of GLENCOE 1.2 (The Changing Workplace)

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THE CHANGING WORKPLACE
ACTIVITY
Take off your shoes (I know, a scary thought) and check the label. Where were they made?
ECONOMY
GLOBAL ECONOMY
JOB MARKET
Technology Trends in the Workplace
OUTSOURCING
TELECOMMUTE
Other Workplace Trends
TEAM
DIVERSITY
September 12 Journal (MAKING DECISIONS)

It's almost the end of the school year, and you haven't started looking for a summer job yet. Your guidance counselor has told you about a summer job opening at the local newspaper. He has told you that you can tell other people about the opening as well. Your friend Mandy wants to be a journalist and you know she would be interested in the job. You are not interested in journalism, but you want a job in order to save money for a car, so you are thinking about just applying for the job yourself and not telling Mandy about it.

QUESTION: Will you tell your friend about the position at the newspaper? Why or why not? Write a brief journal entry explaining your decision.
POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS
tell your friend about the position because you were encouraged to do so by the person who gave you the info
What does it mean to be "ethical"?

* online forums

* non-credit classes

* workshops
"refers to the ways in which a group produces, distributes, and consumes its goods/services"
GOODS
"items that people buy"
SERVICES
"activities done for others for a fee"
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

learn how the workplace is affected by forces such as changing technology
and the global economy
"demand for particular jobs"
"the ways in which the world's economies are linked"
HOW DOES THE GLOBAL ECONOMY AFFECT THE US JOB MARKET?
POSITIVES
1) exporting goods
2) use of overseas workers keeps costs down
3) US-based offices of foreign firms
NEGATIVES
1) LABOR/PRODUCTION COSTS OVERSEAS LOWER
2) phone/e-mail customer service jobs
MINIMUM WAGE (by comparison)
Taiwan $1.50/hour
Mexico $1.25/hour
Philippines $.50/hour
China $1.45/hour
Vietnam $.25/hour
3 MAIN SKILLS FOR THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
BASIC skills (reading, writing, math)
THINKING skills (creative/critical, decision-making, problem solving)
PERSONAL QUALITIES (adaptability, integrity, honesty, self-motivated)
"when businesses hire other companies or individuals to produce their goods/services"
"working from home or in an office center"
"an organized group that has a common goal"
"valuing the contribution of every individual"
THE JOB OUTLOOK
SERVICE-PRODUCING INDUSTRIES
GOODS-PRODUCING INDUSTRIES
"provide services for a fee"
"provide tangible things that can be consumed"
"continuing to learn more about new technologies, practices, and ideas throughout your life"
LIFELONG LEARNING
MONEY MADE OVER 40-YEAR WORK CAREER

HS diploma $1,300,000
> $350,000
Associates Degree $1,650,000 >$900,000
> $550,000
Bachelor's Degree $2,200,000 >$1,700,000
> $800,000
Graduate Degree $3,000,000

What may become the second-largest BMW plant in production in the world isn't in Germany. It's in South Carolina.

In a big economic boost for its biggest world market, the USA, BMW announced that it would invest nearly $900 million and add 300 new jobs in 2012 in its Spartanburg plant. The announcement came at a ceremony to note that the plant has built 2 million vehicles since it opened in 1994.
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