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The majority of Americans lack a college degree

6 mins | Jul 29, 2021
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Why do so many employers require one then? The American post-pandemic skilled-worker shortage has an easy solution: STARs. Byron Auguste reveals that over 70 million workers are “skilled through alternative routes” and have mostly learnt on the job. During the pandemic, these people made up two-thirds of the essential workforce but are often overlooked by employers who favour college educate workers. Here he argues that this needs to change before it irreparably damages the US economy.
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