Closing America's Job Gap: How to Grow Companies and Land Good Jobs in the Age of Innovationby Mary Walshok, Henry DeVries, Tapan Munroe
This book sounds the alarm about America's job gap, the disparity between the good jobs being created by innovation and the lack of U.S. workers with the right job skills. For American businesses to take advantage of innovation to grow, employers and job seekers need to wholeheartedly embrace lifelong learning. This book spells out what job seekers need to do to
This book sounds the alarm about America's job gap, the disparity between the good jobs being created by innovation and the lack of U.S. workers with the right job skills. For American businesses to take advantage of innovation to grow, employers and job seekers need to wholeheartedly embrace lifelong learning. This book spells out what job seekers need to do to get a good job and keep a good job. The book also shows employers how they can improve the bottom-line by investing in employee development.
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I ask myself why there are hundreds of open jobs at my company and I am not qualified for any of them? Closing Americas Job gap explains why and what to do about it. It gives insight on the changes in the employment profile, where current jobs can be found as well as the role of education and retraining. A lot of the research is focused on San Diego, but the information is universal. It's a must read for business owners as well as job seekers.
As someone who works in the health care clinical staffing business, I've found "Closing America's Job Gap" to be engaging, pragmatic and a must read for those wanting to know how to be part of closing their own job gap. Seldom do I see a book that uses real story telling in such an effective and memorable way. As I read the book, it became clear that many in my organization would benefit from having a copy of their own. So, I bought copies for AMN Healthcare's (my employer) CEO; SVP, Marketing; SVP, HR; and others. Today's economy has shifted traditional thinking about careers and what companies and individuals need to do to succeed. The stories told in this book have spurred thoughts on practical tips forward-thinking folks can use to keep their business and people a step ahead of the competition. Told in simple and clear terms, this book is a must read.
This book nails it. Nobody is promised a job for life and the schools need to recognize that the world has changed. I have been on both sides of the des, as a teacher, corporate trainer and now as a business consultant. It is time to wake up the educational system to these facts. MAugust
There's no shortage of commentary on the economics of unemployment, but "Closing America's Job Gap" manages to offer a wise and insightful perspective on why the economy isn't solely to blame. The book goes beyond just identifying and quantifying the real and detrimental gap between the skill sets of American workers and the needs of innovative employers. Authors Walshok, Monroe & DeVries draw on decades of experience both in the education and business development sectors to offer tangible solutions and a roadmap to actually closing the job gap. Highly recommended for civic and private-sector business development thought leaders as well as anyone trying to find the inside track on career choices in the near and long terms.