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Job growth and shortfall of educated workers expected by 2020

June 27, 2013

The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce anticipates that 24 million new jobs will be added to the U.S. economy by 2020 while an additional 31 million replacement jobs will result from impending retirements. Nearly two-thirds of these positions will require some post-secondary education or training, resulting in a shortfall of 5 million workers who meet educational requirements. While awaiting the recovery, prospective applicants should hone their skills in oral and written communication, active listening, problem solving, and critical thinking, the leading skills needed in today's economy.

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