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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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Why is recruiting so hard if 9% of the workforce is unemployed?

Why is recruiting so hard if 9% of the workforce is unemployed? By: Tom Bodeep, Senior Vice President, Company-Owned Operations We are in the most unique labor market I have ever seen. While there is clearly an abundance of people on the market either unemployed or under-employed, jobs are taking longer to fill and hiring […]

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Growing Demand for IT Talent

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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