Employers and government have a dual role to play in the education and training of employees to help them become better-qualified for jobs at all skill levels. In addition, equipping valuable yet vulnerable populations with the skills they need to become gainfully employed will improve their quality of life, grow the U.S. pool of skilled talent and increase the earning potential of the U.S. workforce.
More than 80 percent of HR professionals report challenges recruiting suitable job candidates in the past year, an indication of a growing skills gap problem that if left unchecked will leave jobs unfilled, reduce business profitability and stifle U.S. economic growth.
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