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Skilled Labor Shortage

There Are No Artisans To Build Trump's Wall

Llewellyn King | Posted 09.13.2016 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Mexico might not pay for the Trump wall, but Mexicans most certainly will build it. The reason: There is a critical labor shortage in the United States of skilled craftsmen and women.

Measuring the 'Gap' in the Skills Gap

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Dr. Bill R. Path

The skills gap is the popular term used to describe the perceived disparity between those who are unemployed looking for a job and companies with jobs looking for employees. More specifically, it is the mismatch between the needs of employers for skilled talent and the unavailability of those specific skills within the workforce.

Conjuring a High-Tech Labor Shortage

Stan Sorscher | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business
Stan Sorscher

Microsoft and countless other employers are making a conscious business decision to commoditize work, and turn to the labor market to satisfy their precise demand, just-in-time. But if, as a result, they have a "problem" with labor shortage, it's a problem of their own making.

The Bottom Line

T. Berry Brazelton, MD | Posted 12.26.2012 | Parents
T. Berry Brazelton, MD

How our nation treats its children reflects our societal values. Children can't vote. They depend on us -- parents, grandparents, pediatricians, teachers, and other child health advocates and professionals, to do right by them.

A Generation of CEOs Who Don't Know How to Raise Wages

Dean Baker | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

Since it would be rude to imply that CEOs are not being honest when they complain about the lack of skilled workers, we should assume that they don't know how to raise wages.