The New Labor Market: No Bachelor’s Required?
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The lack of a college credential has traditionally shut workers out of their desired professions and the wealth accumulation that comes with them. That may be changing.
Thanks to a tight labor market, more good jobs are opening up to workers without a bachelor’s degree. Several states have already announced plans to hire more workers based on their skills, not degrees. Many private-sector employers are rolling back B.A. requirements, too. Will it last?