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 is spearheading the national release of Why Reading Matters and What […]

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 organization and those who will be the workers working in it […]

ManpowerGroup annual survey reveals U.S. talent shortage worsening.

Whether you’re an employer, hiring manager, satisfied in your current position, or ready for your next opportunity, the talent shortage affects everyone in the U.S. workforce. Results of ManpowerGroup’s 11th annual Talent Shortage Survey look at the extent to which employers are having difficulty finding the right talent, which jobs are the most difficult to […]

How New York business leaders can close the accounting skills gap

New York’s sheer economic force, combined with massive (and growing) industries including financial services, health care and manufacturing, makes the need for competent finance teams vital to its all-around success. On a whole, there are more than 1,000 accounting jobs in New York alone, serving each of its major industries. Though jobs are available and […]

Gavilan College receives nearly $1 million for CTE programs

Gavilan College received nearly $1 million from the California Strong Workforce Program for the upcoming academic year to expand Career Technical Education (CTE) programs leading to high demand, high wage jobs in the region, according to a Feb. 6 announcement. Click here to read how the $1M funding will be utilized from The Morgan Hill Times […]

The ABC’s of Avery CTE: Agriculture and Business (NC)

The link below to read the first of a five-week series spotlighting Career and Technical Education in Avery County. With 10 distinct program tracks in a variety of fields, the CTE programs at Avery County High School, Avery Middle School and Cranberry Middle School offer students opportunities to explore various career options available upon graduation, while often […]

Data Centers Scrambling to Fill IT Skills Gap

It’s a tough world when it comes to recruiting and retaining staff. According to a study by TEKsystems, 81 percent of IT leaders say it’s difficult to find quality candidates, and almost half don’t expect to fill an IT position within the anticipated time frame. Meanwhile, only about one-third of data center managers and CIOs […]