There’s More Skilled Work Than Workers — and That’s a Problem

October 31, 2018

 In America today: 54% of all jobs are middle-skill positions while just 43% of workers are trained to this skill level.

This mismatch — called a skills gap — can prevent businesses from hiring, job seekers from working and economies from growing.

In a new podcast episode, the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Lisa Hamilton talks with the National Skills Coalition’s Brooke DeRenzis and Rob Garcia about building and sustaining a skilled labor force build and why this work is so important for America’s children, families and future. When we talked with the duo, Garcia worked in Atlanta, Georgia, as part of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce.