Is the entry-level job going extinct? 

May 11, 2021

National Skills Coalition was cited in a story by Quartz about the decline of entry-level jobs within the past year. Because of the tech-driven economy, entry-level jobs now tend to require at least three years of experience and can leave out young workers who need to broaden their knowledge in digital skills.  

Kristen Titus, the executive director of the Cognizant US Foundation, says that “students must graduate knowing how the skills learned during their time in college connect to the demands of their first job. And they should feel confident that their employers will continue to help them hone and evolve their industry-specific skills for years to come.” She cites Amanda Bergson-Shilcock’s article on the best ways for workers to acquire industry-specific skills.