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.
The question I'm struggling with this Labor Day is: why do we expect so many jobs to pay so poorly? For the people who care for our children and our elderly, prepare and serve us our food, ring up our purchases, guard the buildings in which we work, and a host of other occupations, our policy response is that these individuals should become more skilled so that they can move out of these jobs
I am a foreign national. I have spent 10 of my 25 years in this country. I have gone to secondary school, college and one of the top graduate schools in the world -- all in the United States. I am NOT illegal. I am an international student. I am soon heading back to Bangladesh -- but not because that was my first choice.