skills gap

The “Skills Gap” Redux. . . One More Time

The “Skills Gap” Redux. . . One More Time

Workforce development issues are an important focus of our work and have been for many years.  Predictably, as the economy shows some signs of growth, the discussion of skills shortages start to proliferate.  This blog recently featured a piece from the Atlantic that looked at whether any skills shortages can be traced to failures in […]

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The “Skills Gap” Redux

The “Skills Gap” Redux

This time it is the Atlantic that is shocked! shocked! that the skills of US students trail their contemporaries: Young American workers today are more educated than ever before, but the nation’s largest generation is losing its edge against the least and most educated of other countries, according to a provocative new report. The report’s […]

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Is the “Skills Gap” a Myth?

Is the “Skills Gap” a Myth?

In the discussions about the sluggish economic recovery, one explanation offered quite often is that there is a mismatch between the skills required in the new economy and those available from current workers. According to this line of thinking, this so-called skills gap is dampening the US economic recovery.  In yesterday’s New York Times, Paul […]

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