Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap


There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree. This week on the podcast, we speak to one of the authors of a new report from Harvard Business School examines this skills gap and suggests how businesses and educators can work together to solve the problem. And we present a story by ARW correspondent Emily Hanford about how one company is trying to bridge the gap in America’s middle skills job market. (This story originally aired on APM’s Marketplace).