August 2012

A look at the skills gap

Employers in Minneapolis state they can't find enough skilled workers

I was going through the Star Tribune today and came across an article that highlighted a lot of the points that I wished to mention on this week's post on the Minneapolis Job Market. The skills gap here being talked about is to do with welding. I guess it might be a fairly appropriate example to look at in Minneapolis. Since there is supposed to be so much demand for welding in the Upper Midwest.

The thing is that it is not really a skills gap, but a pay gap because companies are concerned about getting good candidates for a certain price rather than raising the wage that will increase costs for businesses and their customers.