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Home Education Response to COVID-19 40 Million People Are Unemployed. Skills Training Won’t Bring Back Their Jobs.

40 Million People Are Unemployed. Skills Training Won’t Bring Back Their Jobs.

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The economy has been wrecked by the coronavirus. More than 40 million Americans—a quarter of the workforce—have filed for unemployment. With skyrocketing unemployment, a growing chorus of policymakers, pundits, and advocates are using the words “reskill,” “upskill,” “retrain,” and more to push short-term job training as the way out of this recession. But a lack of skills isn’t the problem and more skills training isn’t the answer.

Proponents of short-term job or skills training say people are in need of skills to get back to work. But this recession is like no other. People didn’t lose their jobs because they didn’t have the skills needed, they were just the victims of this pandemic. And sadly, it is the most vulnerable who are hit the hardest by the pandemic…………………………………………………….