To fill long-term vacant jobs, companies now willing to train new hires
Here's a new trend: Companies are hiring less skilled workers and providing them on-the-job training.
Here's a new trend
: Companies are hiring less skilled workers and providing them on-the-job training. Would your company be willing to do that? The Great Recession has taught many that the experience employers want often don't align with the proficiency most unemployed people possess. In the state of Washington, most of the jobs eliminated have been low-to moderate-skill-level openings. The new jobs overwhelmingly demand advanced technical skills or specialized training. For example, Seattle-based F5, a networking software firm, has dozens of well-paying jobs available. "Some of them literally stay open for three-plus months before we find someone with the right kind of background," said Rich James, F5's director of staffing. F5 has started to offer training, which helps close the skills gap. Read it at the Seattle Times
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