A Future of Good Jobs?: America's Challenge in the Global by Editors Timothy J. Bartik and Susan N. Houseman, Timothy J.

By Editors Timothy J. Bartik and Susan N. Houseman, Timothy J. Bartik, Susan N. Houseman

Can the U.S. economic system generate fit development of excellent jobs -- jobs that would verify a gradual development within the way of life for the center category and that might supply a manner out of poverty for low-income american citizens? during this well timed new quantity, top coverage analysts research the demanding situations dealing with U.S. exertions marketplace coverage and suggest concrete steps to make American staff and employers extra aggressive in an international economic climate.

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As documented by the SCANS report and other research, having a range of noncognitive, interpersonal, occupational, and industry-specific skills matters at levels that vary given the contexts in which they are used. ” One common job qualification—often overlooked in discussions of skills and the workforce—is that applicants must be drug-free. Entrylevel workers are frequently tested for marijuana and cocaine before obtaining employment. It is unclear to what extent illicit drug use influences the capabilities of American workers, but the evidence suggests that chronic drug use lowers employment (French, Roebuck, and Alexandre 2001).

Making schools accountable for insuring that most if not all students attain basic reading and math skills is appropriate at early grades. However, in the higher grades, what is necessary for success in careers becomes less clear. More may not always be better, especially if the result is that many students fail, become discouraged, and have little chance to learn skills more relevant to their potential careers. What we know about workplace skills should play a significant role in setting benchmarks, but rarely are work-related skills considered worthy of teaching and testing.

11 Actually, skill standards embodied in state licensing laws and regulations and other standards adopted by industries or through apprenticeship programs have become common in the United States. indb 37 2/29/2008 1:42:03 PM 38 Lerman 2006). Much of this increase has resulted from rapid growth in traditionally licensed occupations, such as medicine, dentistry, and law. However, the number of licensing laws has been increasing as well. The distinction between certification of skills and licensing of occupations is important.

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