hmm seems my ideas of no-real-skills=no work are coming to bear

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    Future hiring will mainly benefit the high-skilled - Yahoo! News

    its time to start enrolling in college people! and don't waste time on liberal arts or business BS....
     
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    I earned my degree in business over 30 years ago and have been supervising the highly skilled ever since.
     
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    The way i understand it the few jobs that will be created in the future that serve the highly educated will be competitively contested......while the vast majority of jobs will be low paying, requiring little more than an 8th grade education.

    Which some people say is why our schools are dumbing down students in preparation.

    You might get a masters degree and end up working as a shift manager at a chicken processing plant:

    Educators Push Back Against Obama's "Business Model" for School Reforms

    It's a lengthyish read, but it squarely addresses your thread topic.
     
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    WADR, education does not = skill
     
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    I think most employers would prefer to train an applicant who has already learned to think and analyze problems the specific technical skills pertinent to an industry than to teach a new employee who has technical skills — and nothing more — how to think.

    With that said, it will certainly be easier to get a good job, with a job specific education but I suspect over the long run the liberal arts education would be more beneficial, particularly if it was coupled with job specific education. Of course who can afford two degrees. With the cost of college today most people can't afford a single degree.

    The Value of Liberal Arts Education

     
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    education = HIGHLY Skilled

    I agree with blu here, but don't really see how its anything new:

    (from the link cited in the OP)

    I can only hope that by "office administrators" we're saying "Bureaurcrats" and any of a wide range of government paid desk jockies
     
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    well, frankly every down turn we hear same. I heard it back in the late 70's heard it in the back end 90s', again in 02-5.....

    old Jewish grandmothers cliche; "get a job inside"...
     
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    Are there ever any unemployed jews?
     
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    :lol:

    I knew one once, he was 8....
     
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    Oy, what a disgrace.:doubt:
     

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