Shortage Of Skills: Shortage of Skills

It Grows Despite Unemployment

FOR U.S. industry, the rise in unemployment to new highs last week underlined a startling paradox: all around the nation, even in such critical jobless areas as Detroit, jobs are going begging for lack of skilled workers to fill them. Industry is hard put to find enough trained craftsmen, but the problem is getting worse. For every 100 skilled workers that the nation had in 1955, it will need 122 in 1965 and 145 in 1975. Yet the nation's spotty training programs are not even turning out enough new craftsmen...

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