Rick Karr recently visited Seattle to look at a program designed to give the unemployed the skills they need to find jobs in one of the country’s fastest-growing industries.
Seth Harris, acting Secretary of Labor on the challenges of our new economy.
Rick Karr travels to the state of Washington to report on 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.
Peter Cappelli is the George W. Taylor Professor of Management at The Wharton School and Director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources and author of Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs: The Skills Gap and What Companies Can Do About It.
12 million Americans are jobless — yet firms nationwide say they’re having a hard time filling nearly four million openings.
The State of Alabama has a possible solution. It’s a program called Alabama Industrial Development and Training. Local shipyard owners say they can’t find enough skilled workers around here who know how to do the things they need, to weld properly, to fit pipes.
We need to, I think, invest more in quality reemployment services for unemployed workers, particularly long-term unemployed workers. ‘Cause it will really be a tragedy to lose their workers– and see them leave the labor market altogether. Everyone loses in that scenario.
Need to Know profiles two innovative jobs programs at opposite ends of the country.
From the beginning of the 2012 presidential campaign, probably no issues have received more attention than jobs and taxes. And perhaps no issues matter more to millions and millions of voters.