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To Fill Millions of Open Jobs, Many Workers Need More Than Skills

By: Steve Lohr on Jun 14, 2021

Chelsea Rucker took a Google tech support course and was hired by Google in Nashville, Tenn., in 2019. Credit: Google

Helping people land good jobs with career paths takes more than skills training, labor experts say. Coaching, mentoring and other assistance are also needed. Lohr includes Year Up as a successful high-support program that has strong links with local employers, tailoring programming to hiring needs. The article focuses on last-mile training and mentions skills-training initiatives from Google and Microsoft.

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