The Southern Regional Education Board reports:
America is currently experiencing a dynamic shift in employment for many working-age adults. As companies automate basic retail and manufacturing jobs, they eliminate many of the low-skill jobs available to adults with low levels of education. But technological advancements also create new positions, many requiring education after high school. These middle-skill jobs, demanding more than a high school credential but less than a college degree, will continue to emerge at the same time low-skill jobs go away. Adult workers who raise their education levels to qualify for these jobs will be better prepared to benefit from the new labor market. Adults who do not raise their skills may not.
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