UW-Madison Study finds no “skills gap” in Wisconsin

According to an analysis done by four UW graduate students earlier this year, Wisconsin’s labor market shows no evidence of an existing “skills gap.” These students focused on the available labor supply at different levels of educational attainment and compared the supply to the expected number of openings for specific occupations projected by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development from 2012 to 2020. They have indicated a shortage of labor in Wisconsin for jobs that do not require advanced degrees or post-secondary training, suggesting that there is actually more of a shortage of lower skill workers, or workers who will fall into these types of positions.

Read more on this study here: http://www.news.wisc.edu/21834

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