U.S. Executives See Skills Gaps in the American Workforce

What specific skill do most employers say is missing in the workforce?
If you’re like most people, you might assume the answer is some highly elusive, computer-related technical skill. But surprisingly, the answer is actually soft skills – how you think and act on the job. Soft skills include things like critical thinking, decision-making, communication, flexibility, leadership and teamwork. They’re often harder to measure than “hard skills” and they’re becoming more and more difficult to find. To see more of the survey results, CLICK HERE.

This lack of soft skills is perhaps the single biggest barrier for the underemployed, underutilized, and unemployed members of our community, many of whom are stuck in jobs that don’t pay a family-sustaining wage.

That’s why The Jobs Partnership offers the LifeWorks training, which focuses on soft skills development and career planning skills. With the help of volunteers from our network of church and employer partners, struggling families are discovering a path to the job they were made for.

To learn more about LifeWorks, CLICK HERE.

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