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.
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