Right now there are 1.4 job openings for every unemployed person in the United States. Companies of all sizes continue to sound the alarm over…
“We need to rethink who is skilled, and how skills are measured and evaluated,” said Peter Q. Blair, a labor economist at Harvard, who was a member of the research team.For those who feel like they’ve reached their peak earning potential, consider Robert B. Johnson Jr., who worked as an administrative assistant at a finance company in Dallas. While building up business communications skills at his first office job, Johnson knew he was interested in technology and enrolled in a six-month computer programming course. Not long after completing his coursework, he was hired at a local software company earning $55,000 a year compared to $30,000 at the finance company. Now he and his girlfriend are living in a new apartment, looking at houses and talking about starting a family.“It’s the American dream stuff that didn’t seem feasible for me until now,” Johnson said.
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