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.
An update on an Oregon plan to spur innovation and halt unemployment.
Need to Know profiles two innovative jobs programs at opposite ends of the country.
However you look at Friday’s jobs report, it’s a stunning reminder of how anemic the recovery has been – and how perilously close the nation is to falling into another recession, writes Robert Reich.
John Larson reports from Sumner, Wash., on how people in one small town are getting by despite frustration over the economy and the war in Afghanistan.
Deborah Simmons of The Washington Times and Algernon Austin of the Economic Policy Institute discuss possible solutions for the unemployment crisis in inner cities.