The skills gap is the popular term used to describe the perceived disparity between those who are unemployed looking for a job and companies with jobs looking for employees. More specifically, it is the mismatch between the needs of employers for skilled talent and the unavailability of those specific skills within the workforce.
A college degree is not the answer for all people. There is a need to boost vocational training for the U.S. population at large. Better worker training means better services and safety for all Americans. Labor unions like the Teamsters make it happen every day.
High-profile promotions like those of Marissa Mayer to CEO at Yahoo, and Sheryl Sandberg to COO at Facebook, suggest that a critical mass of women have found a place in the computer technology industry.
As more and more technology folks end up in the unemployment pool, the U.S. job market is entering a new phase which is related to this particular group. A slew of me-too workers are lingering in the potential hire pool, leaving companies wondering what to do with them.
The question I'm struggling with this Labor Day is: why do we expect so many jobs to pay so poorly? For the people who care for our children and our elderly, prepare and serve us our food, ring up our purchases, guard the buildings in which we work, and a host of other occupations, our policy response is that these individuals should become more skilled so that they can move out of these jobs
For career and technical education, a skilled workers shortage presents a great opportunity to have renewed and earnest discussions with employers, legislators, post-secondary and K-12 educators.
Do you think someone with an MS in Poultry Science from Kansas State University should be ahead in line to get a U.S. green card compared to a Stanford or Harvard MBA? That is what Congress is likely to propose next month.
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Seventy-five million young people are unemployed. Yet only 43 percent of employers surveyed say they can find enough skilled workers for entry-level openings. These two numbers frame the story of the dual jobs and skills crises facing youth worldwide.
Education To Employment: Why Global Employers Can't Find Skilled Workers While 75 Million Youth Remain Jobless (VIDEO WEBCAST)
Around the world, governments and businesses face a conundrum: high levels of youth unemployment and a shortage of job seekers
Yet employers have their work cut out to convince a new generation to enter these trades, says Laura Hopkins, the program's
The question we need to ask bright young people today is this: Would they be better off with a college degree in mass communication
"It is critical that young adults across the state are college- and career-ready to meet the demands and job availability