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.
WASHINGTON -- Teens and young adults, short on experience and skills, have been giving up the job search at higher rates than other workers are... Read Post
We can make a major dent in the jobless rate by providing unemployed workers with the skills they need to fill an estimated 600,000 vacancies in manufacturing today -- a number that continues to grow. Read Post
The Wall Street Journal reports that small businesses are complaining about the lack of qualified workers. In spite of the very high number of unemployed workers, many companies find the former lacking in skills or with obsolete tal... Read Post