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Kansas City Public Library. Union Station in Denver. Wrigley Square in Chicago. The Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. What do all these urban landmarks have in common?
It wasn’t long ago when a person in the United States could make a middle class living as long as he or she had an alarm clock and a good work ethic. These jobs often required routine work where a person didn’t need to have broad skill sets to earn a decent living. But, times have changed.
Imagine interviewing a candidate who lacks interpersonal skills and has less-than-average communication abilities. Immediately, the candidate may be moved to the bottom stack of applicants, regardless of his or her education and experience.
As summer winds down, millions of parents nationwide with school-aged children will send their kids back to school. It’s an exciting new beginning, but often packed with challenges as parents rush to prepare their children for a new academic year.
The U.S. workforce, widely acknowledged to be the best educated in the world a half century ago, is now among the least well-educated.
Hard work does really pays off. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation was honored as a winner for the 37th Annual Telly Awards.