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Employing and Developing Youth is Answer to Bridging Global Skills Gaps

A new report by Manpower Group, one of the world’s largest providers of workplace solutions argues that the current skills gap facing global business can be solved by paying close attention to youth education and employment. Manpower Group’s 2013 Talent shortage Survey found that 35% of employers globally are having difficulty finding workers with the right skills for open positions. This is while 75 million young professionals eligible for employment are currently unemployed.

The challenge is especially evident with Asian employers where over half seem to have difficulty in that regard.

The report goes on to recommend that employers should build close relationships with academic programs and institutions to ensure that training and education programs produce the necessary talent with the right skills in preparation for employment. Skills such as collaboration and and presentation skills are at the top of the list when it comes to skill gaps and shortages.

For a full copy of the press release, go here.

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