The Facts

What’s a “Middle-skilled Job,” Anyway?

Our skills gap adversely affects the labor market in a wide range of industries. And companies and staffing agencies that are seeking out “middle-skilled” workers are feeling particular strain.

According to a recent feature from WWNY-TV in upstate New York:

 

This shortage has created what could be called a “middle skills” gap, making it hard to find quality candidates for the many jobs agencies are trying to fill.

Middle-skill jobs require more than a high school education, but less than a college degree. Examples include nurses, electrical workers, and police officers.

“We have a bit of a challenge with the workforce that is available to us in the area. The biggest challenge I think we have is just trying to find quality people to work. Believe it or not, it’s as simple as finding people that want to work.”

For the sake of our economy and the rising generation of American workers, we must do more to incentivize the training and recruitment of middle-skilled labor. That’s why we need to pass the USA Workforce Tax Credit Act.

Click here to read the full story at WWNYTV.com

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