An issue I’ve returned to again and again is the skills shortage. According to ManpowerGroup, 69% of U.S. employers are struggling to fill vacancies, particularly in skilled trades, IT, sales, and marketing. At the same time, we’ve seen workers in low-skill jobs displaced at distressingly high rates in the recent wave of COVID layoffs. Many of these people have exemplary employability skills (e.g., communication, teamwork, flexibility) but lack technical skills.
One way to match this displaced labor force with open job positions is with a digital passport.