Month: February 2017

Watch The Gap

With the unemployment rate still persistently high and the number of people looking for jobs picking up, you might think that finding your next quality hire will be easy. However, according to Adecco recent poll of more than 500 senior executives, you might want…

Trends Shaping The Return of Manufacturing to US

The viability and vitality of U.S. manufacturing has been restored, according to the current economic and political indicators, but in fact that restoration process has been in progress for several years, marked by trends like “reshoring” and demonstrated by capital investments in new production…

Middle-Skill Gap Means Mississippi Employers Struggle to Fill Key Jobs

According to a new analysis by the National Skills Coalition, employers in Mississippi face a shortage of sufficiently trained workers to fill middle-skill jobs. These jobs, which require training beyond high school but not a four-year degree, make up the largest part of America’s…

Closing the gap: Results from the Treasure Coast Skills Gap Study

Connecting business and education communities through creative partnerships and collaborations, and introducing new modes of employee training and learning are the keys to broadening the talent pool and growing high-wage, high value jobs throughout the Treasure Coast. Those findings and the full results of…

Closing the skills gap: Creating workforce-development programs that work for everyone

The skills gap takes different forms. In some cases, it is a matter of youth struggling to enter the workforce; in others, it is midcareer learners who have lost their jobs because of factory closings or layoffs, and who now must adapt. Whatever the…

Business leaders unite to boost third-grade literacy, slash US skills gap (NC)

The leaders of some of North Carolina’s most prominent businesses are convinced that increasing third-grade literacy nationwide, particularly in North Carolina, is pivotal in reversing the “skills gap” and developing a workforce geared for a global economy. As a major first step, the group…

Bridging the Advanced Manufacturing Skills Gap with Talented Military Veterans

There is a great opportunity for advanced manufacturing organizations to develop workforce talent with current employees through programs that also benefit their communities. Project-based training is a great way to involve the locals and additionally create awareness of the technologies of the future, the…