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Who Are You Calling Soft? The Value Of Soft Skills In A Tech-Obsessed Economy

Dennis Yang | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Dennis Yang

For a while, the tech skills gap has dominated the conversation around the needs of the 21st century workplace. As globalization and labor automation ...

Invest In The Future - But Don't Give Up On Workers of Today

Dennis Yang | Posted 03.08.2016 | Technology
Dennis Yang

There's been a lot of talk about how public schools in America are in desperate need of an upgrade, and Silicon Valley is starting to show interest in applying technology to solve the problem.

Youth as Engines of Change

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.24.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

For cities across the Global South with rapidly-growing populations, youth are widely seen as holding the keys to the future. At the same time, however, they typically face higher rates of unemployment than the rest of the population.

Smart Manufacturing: A Path to Profitable Growth

Brian Kennell | Posted 05.20.2016 | Business
Brian Kennell

A bullet train is leaving the station, and it promises to transform and propel U.S. manufacturers who climb on board--in a wave of information technology known as smart manufacturing.

New Paths for Skills Training: Lessons From the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival

Thomas J. Duesterberg | Posted 09.06.2014 | Impact
Thomas J. Duesterberg

Corporate Executives regularly lament the lack of workers with the mid-level technical skills required in the modern economy.

Should We Rethink Our "College for All" Culture?

Thomas J. Duesterberg | Posted 08.09.2014 | College
Thomas J. Duesterberg

The Obama administration is now touting new programs to encourage apprenticeships. It has committed $2 billion to double apprenticeships (albeit from a low level) over the next four years. But these efforts will flounder if we do not rebalance our "mindset."

Investing in Skills, Investing in People's Dreams

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business
Thomas E. Perez

As we continue our work to accelerate this economic recovery and restore broad-based prosperity, one of our most critical tasks is to empower American workers with the skills they need to succeed in 21st-century jobs.

A Labor Day Opportunity

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Thomas E. Perez

Let's use Labor Day 2013 as an opportunity to reflect on the men and women whose heads, hearts and hands have made ours the strongest economy the world has ever known.