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  • Need to Know

NEED TO KNOW: Manufacturing Jobs | PBS

Duration: 11:40
Program: Need to Know

The nation's unemployment rate has been hovering just below eight percent for months — that means about twelve million Americans are jobless and looking for work. Yet at the same time, firms nationwide say they're having a hard time filling nearly four million job openings. The mismatch is known as the "skills gap": Would-be employers say they can't find workers who have the specific skills they're looking for. Correspondent Rick Karr traveled to Mobile, Alabama to look at one effort to close that gap.

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Post Date: February 12, 2013