Missouri Chamber report highlights statewide skills gap & outlines solutions

A new report by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce identifies challenges in the Missouri workforce.

The report, WorkForce2030, launched Monday as a way to address some of those issues and make Missouri more economically competitive. Some of those challenges listed were stagnant workforce growth, a widening skills gap and job preparedness.

WorkForce2030 lists a detailed action plan for how to address these problems. The goal is to improve the weaknesses by 2030.

The chamber hired Gallup to survey more than 1,000 employers in Missouri to help understand what the workforce climate is like. Here were some of the results:

  • 44% of employers reported satisfaction with the state’s availability of skilled workers.
  • 30% agree that Missouri attracts or can retain top talent.
  • 15% agree that high schools are preparing students for the workforce.

Click here to Monica Madden’s complete article published on the KOMU 8 Reporter website. 

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