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While economic recovery is well underway in the United States, the unemployment rate is hanging stubbornly around nine percent, and the current upturn is projected to take longer than any previous rebound to restore employment to prerecession levels.
In this interactive video, a panel of experts including Carl Camden, CEO of Kelly Services; Andy Stern, former head of the Service Employees International Union; and Laura Tyson, former chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, discuss and debate McKinsey research on “jobless” recovery and approaches to solving the country’s long-term jobs challenge.
The notion that USA could stand by itself to recover from this recession is a unique story. Is the country uniquely ready to go move forward? Do we have the skill sets and training of workforce available to meet the challenge. What will you do? What skillsets do you need to be prepared for the new jobs ahead?
- To meet this goal, policy makers must ramp up public-sector procurement targets and set standards for next-generation technologies. Examples of the necessary policies include (1) clean power, through national standards for renewable energy; (2) transport, through mandated improvements in the fuel efficiency of automobiles; and (3) advanced composites, through Department of Defense procurement and airplane-efficiency standards.