According to this recent New York Times Magazine article, "The secret behind this skills gap is that it's not a skills gap at all."
Instead, "Many skilled workers have simply chosen to apply their skills elsewhere rather than work for less, and few young people choose to invest in training for jobs that pay fast-food wages."
Even when companies are willing to train workers, "far too few graduate high school with the basic math and science skills" needed to compete.
Couldn't remember if this article has been discussed here before, so apologies if it has. It's an interesting look at how technology and downward wage pressures from outsourcing have changed manufacturing employment in America.
- Insure Tennessee debate heats up, outside money flowing in (14 replies)
- If "The Smart Bush" Runs (2 replies)
- State fee to ride your bicycle on the South Loop Urban Wilderness Trail? (22 replies)
- Ruby Tuesday reports mounting losses, continuing decline in same store sales (35 replies)
- Income disparity in Tennessee (11 replies)
- A couple of looks at sexual assault (6 replies)
- 2015 Shootings in Knox County, TN (6 replies)
- Samantha Manning no longer with WATE (5 replies)
- Ice oddity (8 replies)
- Headline fail (8 replies)
- Answers at Saturday's annual SPJ legislative session (8 replies)
- Mayor Rogero responds to News Sentinel allegation of sunshine violation (17 replies)
- Feb 2 2015 - 6:15pm (2 days 5 hours from now)
- Feb 5 2015 - 4:30pm (5 days 3 hours from now)
- Feb 5 2015 - 6:00pm (5 days 5 hours from now)
- Feb 7 2015 - 4:00pm (1 week 3 hours from now)