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Help Wanted: Retraining America

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Even as unemployment remains stubbornly high, millions of jobs remain unfilled because many workers do not have the necessary training to fill them. This week we look at The National STEM Consortium – a program designed to target this type of structural unemployment by improving the scientific, technical and mathematical know-how of American workers. Also, Seth Harris, Secretary of Labor.

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