Closing The Skills Gap: Preparing New Yorkers for High-Growth, High-Demand, Middle-Skill Jobs

Oct 30, 2014
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This report highlights the challenges contributing to New York's skills gap, as well as the many opportunities to move more New Yorkers into well-paying jobs. The report findings show that there are over 1,000,000 middle-skill jobs in New York and 44,000 current openings. These are well-paying jobs with the potential for career growth, and they offer struggling families the real prospect of economic security. The report offers a framework for a systemic approach to scaling the education and training necessary to move more New Yorkers into these jobs and meet the demand for workers in these high-growth, middle-skill occupations. Detailed recommendations are also provided for building pathways systems for two of the highest-growth sectors: healthcare and technology.