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ERIC Number: EJ909604
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
The Job Revolution: Employment for Today and Tomorrow
Gordon, Edward
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v85 n8 p28-31 Nov-Dec 2010
Millions of Americans remain unemployed. Yet, as of July 2010, about 3 million mainly STEM-related jobs were vacant across the U.S. economy. More firms are beginning to report that even though there are huge numbers of available workers, those workers do not have the skills the firms want. Businesses are struggling to find the talent needed to compete in this new world. Employers are looking for employees who have a solid liberal arts education, good verbal communication abilities, writing and thinking/problem-solving skills, and specialized career knowledge. Job opportunities will be excellent in science, technology, engineering, and math-related jobs, including all sectors of health care. This author suggests that the key for job seekers to ensure employability is long-term career planning that includes an assessment of one's skills, strengths and areas of interests, and keeping abreast of workforce needs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
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Language: English
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