To fill millions of open jobs, many workers need more than skills

From The New York Times: “…Labor experts and some large employers point to another issue: the so-called last-mile problem. It is one thing to have in-demand skills, they say. But good jobs also require ‘soft skills’ like teamwork, communication and the willingness to learn new things. And then, those freshly skilled people need to be matched to local job opportunities. Research has shown the effectiveness of programs that are local, personal and focused on addressing the last mile of the labor market. President Biden has endorsed the model. The administration’s jobs plan calls for billions in work force training including funds for ‘wraparound services’ like counseling.”

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