TITLE

Technology Raises the Bar: The Skills Crisis Grows

AUTHOR(S)
Rottier, Amy
PUB. DATE
October 2001
SOURCE
Workforce;Oct2001, Vol. 80 Issue 10, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the increase in the number of unskilled and incompetent workers in the United States (U.S.). Impact of the increased reliance of businesses on technology on the number of incompetent workers; Analysis of the continued decline in the number of skilled workers in the U.S. from 1980 to 2000; Decrease in the number of companies that use tests to screen applicants.
ACCESSION #
5338388

 

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