Publication Date: October 6, 2016
The biggest worry Americans have about their jobs isn’t immigration; it’s irrelevance.
In a new Pew Research report, 80 percent of survey respondents said outsourcing hurts American workers, and 54 percent said continual training will be “essential” to advancing their careers, including more than 60 percent of the youngest workers.
“It’s a positive story on the impact of skills and up-skilling on the American workforce,” said Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce chief economist, Nicole Smith. The report found that employment growth is most rapid in high-skill jobs and in ones where continued training is imperative, in fields like education, professional services and health care.