Improved literacy and numbers skills will create a larger pool of qualified workers: Laureen Atkins

CLEVELAND — Recently, the Fund for Our Economic Future presented survey data detailing how employers¬†are attracting new employees or keeping current ones. The data revealed that talent shortages are widespread, with 93.6% of employers facing shortages and saying that the pool of qualified applicants does not meet their needs. When further asked about the biggest workforce-related challenges, 85% cited recruitment, with more than half again mentioning the lack of qualified candidates.

With that many unqualified candidates, what are we doing to develop their skills to qualify for these opportunities?

Read the original guest column here.