The Future of 'Middle-Skill' Jobs in Illinois
The report, released by The Workforce Alliance and the non-partisan campaign Skills2Compete-Illinois also has a caveat – we might not be training enough people to fill these positions. So, what kind of impact would this have on our local economy?
With us now in studio is Carrie Thomas, associate director for the Chicago Jobs Council which is a coalition of community-based training organizations aimed at providing opportunities to people living in poverty. Also with us is Rick Mattoon an economist at the Federal Reserve of Chicago who studies the impact of higher education on the regional economy.
Music Button: Barrett Martin, “The Worm”, from the CD The Painted Desert, (Fast Horse Recordings)