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Workers Lack Skills to Fill Many Jobs

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Posted: Friday, October 5, 2012 12:00 am

Three and a half million jobs created in California went unfilled at a time when the unemployment rate continues to be high. The reason jobs have remained unfilled is a structural mismatch between workers' skills and jobs that are available.

Van Ton-Quinliva, Vice Chancellor of Economic Development and Workforce Preparation, stated, "The skills of workers haven't kept pace with jobs that are created. As a result we are moving into a retraining economy."

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