Courtesy of Marketplace. I added this piece, not becuase it’s Buddhist, Christian or otherwise, but more so because it higlights our inability to educate workers. And lack of training, is our country’s greatest economic risk.


The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development— issued a report that said more than half of American companies are having trouble finding enough skilled workers to hire. That’s with 8.2 percent unemployment. We’re doing worse than Germany, China, England and Canada.

And get this: the skills gap — as it’s known — has actually grown in the past five years, in spite of more people looking for work and ever-more Americans walking around with college degrees and trade school certificates.

What gives? Marketplace’s Mitchell Hartman reports.

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