A great Career gives you Learning Power!

In today’s ever-changing job market, it appears learning at work is giving a whole new meaning to the old saying, ‘knowledge is power.’ As a strange side effect to the worst labor shortage in 20 years, companies are (sort of) paying their workers to learn. According to a LinkedIn Workforce report that came out in May 2018, they found, “there is a substantial amount of skill gap between the skills employers need (demand) and the skills workers have (supply).” Even though, according to the report, hiring was up 20.8. The trend of more and more companies investing in training for their workers, and even paying for them to go to college seems to be on the rise. Last week, the Washington Post reported Walmart will help its employees go to college, subsidizing tuition for students earning degrees in either business or supply-chain management at the cost of $1 per day. It was also reported, many other companies are turning to hire High schoolers to contend with the shortage. As a result, teen employment is on the rise for the first time since the 1990s, with 30.7% of 16- to 19-year-olds holding down jobs. A win-win situation for both parties. The teenagers get on-the-job training, experience, and, in some cases, college tuition reimbursement, and the companies get access to workers they can then mold into what they need, at a median pay rate which is half of what adults make.

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