In Colorado Springs employers say the jobs are there, but in many cases, qualified workers are not.
However, a new partnership in the city is trying to bridge the skills gap between graduates and employers as the population continues to grow.
Tatiana Bailey, director of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Economic Forum, says the partnership is an off-shoot of the Workforce Asset Map or WAM. It’s an online tool that launched a few months ago. The one-stop shop aims to help job seekers, employers, and students find access to workforce-related resources in the Springs. It’s something that continues to be an issue for people in those groups.