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Closing the Skills Gap

The American economy and Americans thrive when U.S. workers have the levels of education and training needed to fill the jobs of today and tomorrow. Our country needs a world-class, skilled workforce to lead in global innovation, ensure future economic growth and drive job creation.

Unfortunately, the U.S. skills gap is real and growing. According to a Business Roundtable survey, only five percent of companies reported that finding the talent they need was not at least somewhat problematic. Skills gap issues exist across skills categories, and CEOs report that identifying qualified and diverse applicants remains a challenge.

Skills for a Strong Economy

In a national print ad, Business Roundtable members applauded the President’s commitment to industry-driven apprenticeships as a powerful tool to build the skilled workforce prepared for the jobs of the 21st Century and accept the President’s challenge to improve and expand apprenticeship opportunities in the United States.

 

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Business Roundtable is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote a thriving economy and expanded opportunity for all Americans through sound public policy.

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