U.S. Employers Say They Can’t Find Skilled Workers

Should they be training their own? And why did they stop in the first place?

Dwyer Gunn
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A truck loaded with a shipping container drives through the Port of Oakland on September 03, 2019 in Oakland, California.
A truck loaded with a shipping container drives through the Port of Oakland on September 03, 2019 in Oakland, California. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty

FFor several years now, the U.S. job market has been booming. And for even longer, companies have had the same complaint: They can’t find enough skilled workers. Businesses across a wide swath of industries, particularly trucking, restaurants, health…

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Dwyer Gunn
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Journalist covering economics for @Medium. Words for @nytimes @Slate @NYMag. @Freakonomics alum. Email: dwyer.gunn@gmail.com