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Closing the skills gap may start in high school

Almost 3 in 4 (73% of) high school seniors already know what career they plan to pursue, according to a new survey by Careerbuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc. That means, if we want supply to meet demand, its important to get school-aged kids excited about science and math. For example, in the case of […]

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The Skills Gap is a Growing Concern

This month, McKinsey & Company reported on what staffing companies and others have been noticing for quite some time – the widening gap between the skills companies demand and the skills workers possess. (If you’re interested in TRC’s take, you can read a couple of very insightful blog posts by our leadership here and here.) […]

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A Step in the Right Direction

We’ve posted numerous times on the current jobs dilemma, the “skills gap.”  Our own President and CEO, Brian Robinson discussed the Death of Vocational Education, and our Senior VP of Company-Owned Operations Tom Bodeep discussed the Difficulty of Recruiting. If you aren’t familiar with the skills gap, or training gap, a simple Google search will […]

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Man vs. Machine

This January 17 article from the Wall Street Journal is a fascinating one.  We highly suggest you read it here, as well as the discussion in the comments section which contains its own insights. The article is titled Man vs. Machine, a Jobless Recovery.  As the title suggests, it discusses a fear held by many […]

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What are you doing to bridge the gap?

At the end of September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there are 3.4 millions job openings.  Meanwhile, companies are complaining of skills shortages all the time. Here’s our question for the week.  What are you doing to bridge the gap? If you’re a student, are you looking out for demand and choosing […]

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Waiting for the perfect skill set VS. hiring for potential

Fifty-two percent of U.S. companies are struggling to fill key jobs, according to Manpower Groups 2011 Talent Shortage Survey. News of a skills gap isn’t new, nor is it unique to the United States.  Employers need highly specific skills, for which exact matches are currently hard to find. The responsibility to mend the skills gap […]

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The Death of Vocational Education. Insight from Brian Robinson, President & CEO of TRC Staffing Services, Inc.

I grew up during the 70’s and 80’s in a typical suburban neighborhood outside of Atlanta.  During that time, Marietta, Georgia was one of the fastest growing areas in the Country.  My elementary school was growing so quickly, I went to a brand new school by the time I was in third grade.  It was […]

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Growing Demand for IT Talent

As we touched on earlier this week, competition for IT skills and talent is high and growing.  Companies of all types and sizes increasingly rely on technology for so many aspects of their business – from marketing to fulfillment.  As technology advances almost daily, it can be difficult to find employees who understand it – how to […]

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How Do We Fix Unemployment?

How do we fix unemployment? According to politicians, the answer is create jobs.  Some politicians get elected to office on the promise of creating X number of jobs.  The reality is, though we know politicians would love to create jobs, they cannot deliver on their promise in an immediate and sustainable fashion.  No one can […]

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