Will US universities’ labor pains be the mother of invention?

From Times Higher Education: “Institutions have suddenly found themselves fighting to attract and keep their own professional workforces. … And it isn’t only computer scientists that the firms want. Amazon is now hiring more economists than the Federal Reserve Board, according to Bledi Taska, chief economist at labour market analytics firm Emsi Burning Glass. ‘We are seeing significant reallocations’ of academic economists to private industry, he says. … The biggest potential positive shift is the raft of major US corporations jumping to embrace postsecondary training as never before – potentially making this tax-advantaged but long-overlooked benefit as fundamental to employee life as healthcare and retirement saving plans.” 

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