Jobs Credentials Gap Amid Slowing Employment Growth and Ongoing Labor Shortage

As the delta variant surge appears to be behind the most recent disappointing August jobs report, Steve Preston, the president and CEO of the nonprofit Goodwill, joined Cheddar to discuss the slowing employment growth concurrent with the ongoing labor shortage. Preston noted that a credentials gap has impacted matching up workers to jobs as well. "Many employers are finding that the jobs that they're advertising for often require things like a college degree when it may not really be necessary for the job," he said, acknowledging that skills are acquired through multiple channels other than college.
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