Are Employers to Blame for the Skills Gap?

In a new survey, workers say they’ve been forced to develop new skills on their own.

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He advises both unemployed and employed workers to get out into their communities and volunteer or find ways to develop managerial skills outside the workplace. If you have a job, Smith suggests looking at other areas of your company to see if you can volunteer to help and learn new skills. "You'll learn those skills very quickly," Smith says. "It's a great way to grow those skills that employers are looking for."

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