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Experts: There's No Worker Shortage

One explanation for the stubbornly high unemployment rate is that businesses simply can't find workers with the right skills to take the jobs. On Sunday, the Washington Post reported as many as 600,000 jobs are unfilled in the manufacturing industry, despite millions of jobs lost in the past decade. Some experts call this claim "deeply misleading," reports Lila Shapiro for Huffington Post.
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No Tech Worker Shortage, No STEM Crisis

US Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake (2 hours ago)

One of the constant refrains of the economic elite is that the reason America is so unequal is because of a so-called skills gap and that, conveniently, there is a "STEM crisis" and severe tech worker shortage which when addressed w... Read Post

No, America Doesn't Have a Skilled Worker Shortage

Business & Finance : Business from Newser (2 years ago)

Employers have been complaining for years now that the US is short of skilled workers, which is fast becoming the conventional wisdom explanation for persistently high unemployment. After all, there are currently more job openings t... Read Post

Are the unemployed looking for work in all the wrong places?

Business & Finance : Ezra Klein (2 years ago)

Here’s one explanation for our stubbornly high unemployment rate: A construction worker gets laid off and spends months looking for more construction work, rather than readjust his expectations and acquire new skills to find work in... Read Post


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