Why Is It So Hard for Workers to Find New Jobs?
Caroline Preston, The Hechinger Report/WIRED Magazine
When Saeed Shareef lost his job as a restaurant server, he decided to get the training he needed to become a junior web developer.
Workforce experts say that Shareef’s story should be routine. But it is exceptional. With an overlapping and sometimes confusing array of job training programs scattered around the country—and too little coordinated information about what sorts of training various employers need—there is no central place for workers to turn for help or some assurance that their investment in retraining will pay off.