Taking time off from a career can create a hurdle for the majority of employees. With 76% of U.S. workers between the ages of 24 and 38 expecting long-term career gaps, a reentry path into the workforce is needed, and contingent work may be the best bet.
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The late, great Notorious B.I.G., aka Biggie Smalls, once rapped about more money causing more problems, but could more money be the solution to closing the skills gap?
Earlier this month, economists nationwide began to spread rumors that the next recession could be a lot sooner than we think, with some even applying a tangible number: within the next 22 months.
In the Johnny Depp movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie Bucket’s father works in a toothpaste factory but is quickly replaced by robots that can do his job—screwing toothpaste caps onto tubes of toothpaste—at a fraction of the speed. Spoiler alert: At the end of the movie, Bucket’s father lands a job repairing the […]
It’s a familiar lament coming from employers: They struggle to hire people with the skills they need even when jobseekers line up at their doors. The skills gap has been a worry for years, and employers, educators, workers, and government officials have long touted apprenticeship as at least part of the solution. But the concept […]
While demographics may not be destiny, current trends point to a significant worker shortage in the next decade. This article discusses some of the possible results of these trends and potential employer responses. Learn more about the multigenerational workplace with Diversity Insight Where have all the workers gone? The generation of the Beatles, bell-bottoms, and, […]