By 2017, an estimated 2.5 million new, middle-skill jobs are expected to be added to the workforce, accounting for nearly 40% of all job growth, according to a USA TODAY analysis of local data from Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. and CareerBuilder. These jobs require training but far less education than a bachelor's degree.
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“Employers complain they can't find qualified workers, whether it's a lack of technical skills or just not enough people knowing about the job. Entry-level workers lack critical thinking skills, writing and presentation skills, the ability to work as a team and -- sometimes - the ability to show up on time. Everybody's wrestling with this same problem and they're looking for a solution."
- Stan Litow, president of the IBM International Foundation. "
"What's aspirational about 'middle skill'? It's going to take a generation to get people to really challenge the stereotypes that come along with skilled labor type jobs."
- Mike Rowe, 'Somebody's Gotta Do it' and 'Dirty Jobs' host
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