Thursday, December 6, 2012

WSI: Skills Gap?

December 6, 2012

 

Maureen Conway, WSI Director, recently wrote a blog post on the skills gap for Yahoo Finance. The post, What Do 3 Million Job Openings Tell Us About the Skills Gap? points to evidence that suggests the skills gap is not a main driver of our current unemployment, but that other factors such as low wages may be contributing to our poor jobs picture. Ms. Conway also discusses, however, that the skills development of our workforce is critically important, but more needs to be done to ensure businesses and the public sector are investing resources and collaborating "to develop the next generation of skilled workers." Maureen's post is part of an Aspen Institute conversation series on The Exchange, Yahoo Finance Blog, exploring ways to align the incentives of business and the capital markets with the long-term health of society.

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