'Skills gap' goes national

Via Politico.com, a new analysis is out from Bloomberg BusinessWeek on a topic familiar to Bridge readers this week -- the "skills gap":

"FIRST LOOK: AMERICA OUT OF WORK - Bloomberg BusinessWeek cover, "America Isn't Working," looks at the skills gap among American workers. From the piece by Drake Bennett: "Even with 14 million Americans looking for work-and at least 2.6 million wanting work but not actively searching-jobs are going unfilled. The Bureau of Labor Statistics puts the total number of openings at 3.2 million, and despite the flood of applicants, companies sometimes struggle to find candidates that fit. This is the 'skills gap,' and as the jobless rate remains stubbornly high, it's one of the few things policymakers from both parties think they can actually fix." Cover image: http://politi.co/oO08By"

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