Skill Gaps Reported in U.S. Do Not Exist
A newspaper headline reads:
'Skills gap' leaves 3 million jobs open
Is there really a skills gap or is there much more to the story ?
A fact finding service, so called Truth-O-Meter, misdirects a focus of an issue just my their process.They report there are 3 million jobs that are vacant each month in the U.S. There may be 3 million jobs open because the employers can not find skilled workers but this was always the case. It is not the core story behind the problem. I tell the young people to stay away from high technology and look for something unique where they can not be used as economic cannon fodder. High technology industries for the most part, only offer transient type jobs. Our region once was considered to be one of the best high technology centers in the country until free trade came. More than a thousands of computer businesses went out of business in just Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Nationally, about 100 major computer manufacturers closed down too or moved factories outside of the country. Once there were at least 50,000 workers supporting all these manufacturers in our region. Nationally, millions of workers in the computer industry have lost their jobs since the late 1980s. It will take a very long time before things level out, if ever.
It also should be noted that the computer industry was started and thrived for many years based on in house training. It took the colleges many years to formulate decent computer education to compete with what was happening in the computer industry in real time. Being part of every computer generation, I attended several corporate computer schools myself. Companies now want off the shelf experience workers who are supposed to be ready and on call as needed. Plus many of the high technology jobs these days only offer entry level pay. Workers can make more waiting on tables in good restaurants.
Going further back in time, I had several factory jobs while going to college. It was the factory foremen who took the young off the street and trained them. By the time, I graduated from college, I was a good spot welder, machine operator, inventory control manager, set up man for two assembly lines and much more. Back then, companies trained the workers and in turn many workers made enough money to get married, have children with some raising large families, buy a home and help send their children through college. If these jobs were available today, millions of workers would be standing in line to get them.
I do not know why newspapers keep peddling propaganda about the work day. I think most newspapers are controlled by selfish interests and are globalist free traders. They choose to destroy the value of workers and labor while publishing out of focus reports about the so call 'skill gap'. There is no skill gap in America but there are forces in place to degrade and deflate the value of workers and labor not only in America but across the globe. They change the focus of issues to fit their globalization process. It is really a road to nowhere for them too.
In a very competitive job market, employers can call their own game. In many fields, there is no match up with the job description because workers can not have that many skills at one time that employers are looking for. All jobs need time on the job to develop these skills.