A surprise for America’s many career switchers: They need to go back to school

From The Hechinger Report: “For years, economists have been warning that more and more people hoping to switch careers would need to get additional education to go from one workplace to another — even in industries such as manufacturing that have not always previously required it. Now that prophecy is coming true, to the surprise of many of the record number of Americans quitting their jobs. … The trend has been driven by rapid changes in the labor market and accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic. And it’s among the reasons labor experts cite for the fact that there are 10.4 million open jobs at a time when 7.7 million Americans are unemployed.”

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