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The Skills Gap Debate (Repeat)
December 21, 2020
Within days of the COVID-19 pandemic forcing businesses to shut down, or dramatically change their operations, unemployment skyrocketed. Hoosier workers and business owners are still wondering how to piece things back together.
The "skills gap" is the idea that more workers could fill jobs if they had the skills to do them. Some say this gap creates an economic bottleneck. Some say the whole concept is a non-issue. We talk to a group of experts about this long-standing debate, and how it relates to Indiana’s economic recovery.
Originally aired July 27.
Produced by Drew Daudelin.
Vice President for the Future of Learning and Work, Lumina Foundation
President and CEO, Ascend Indiana
Distinguished Fellow and Former President, Economic Policy Institute