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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, December 29, 2020

The future of our workforce is at a crossroads. More than 22 million people have lost jobs or have been furloughed during the pandemic. Millions of them will need to be "re-skilled" because their jobs have significantly changed or were eliminated entirely. This need is especially urgent for service workers, who have been hit the hardest by the pandemic. New jobs created during the COVID-19 pandemic will require data science, artificial intelligence, analytics, cybersecurity and leadership skills given the new methods companies have implemented to survive this once-in-a-lifetime economic shift.

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The U.S. needs a comprehensive approach. Today, when it is needed most, the nation's workforce is overwhelmed. In 2019, government leaders provided job assistance to 2 million individuals across the country. In March 2020 alone, they received 30 million requests for assistance.

The capacity is simply not there to provide guidance, training and support for such large numbers of workers who are unable to return to their previous jobs.

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"More than 22 million people have lost jobs or have been furloughed during the pandemic."

Womp womp.

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-12-29 02:50 PM | Reply

"The U.S. needs a comprehensive approach."

We don't do that here. Each school district is run locally and their education curriculum is often tailored to the needs of a 50 year old paradigm. Which is exactly how we like it, thank you very much.

#2 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2020-12-31 09:33 AM | Reply

Which is exactly how we like it, thank you very much.

#2 | POSTED BY HAGBARD_CELINE AT 2020-12-31 09:33 AM | REPLY

Public Schools Face Funding Death Spiral' as Enrollment Drops

#3 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-12-31 12:12 PM | Reply

Mask-sticher and grave-digger jobs are BOOMING.

#4 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2020-12-31 01:42 PM | Reply

Public Schools Face Funding Death Spiral' as Enrollment Drops
#3 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

Starve the beast.
It's working, it's working!

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-12-31 01:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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