Knowledge Brief: Part 1 of 2 - The Effect of the Skills Gap on the Labor Force

Industries that rely on technically skilled labor are struggling to find qualified candidates to fill their vacancies. Part one of this two-part knowledge brief outlines this challenge and how this situation has been created.

In this knowledge brief, we will discuss:

  • An overview of the skilled labor shortage
  • Factors that are contributing to the shortage of in the US market
  • How education plays a role in perceptions
  • The disparity in the public view of skilled trades versus white-collar employment

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