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The jobs are here. Where are the workers?

“Local advanced manufacturers in particular, who supply the underlying components for the city’s robots and self-driving cars, report having thousands of entry-level positions unfilled. . . .

“While the report focuses on the manufacturing industry, a 2016 study from the Brookings Institution notes that the gap persists across a range of sectors.

“‘For example, compared to the national average, the region performs 204 percent more research in medical science but employs 91 percent fewer workers in pharmaceutical preparations,’ says the report. Similarly, the region performs 225 percent above the national average in computer science research but has 36 percent fewer jobs in software and 59 percent fewer in data processing.”

FULL STORY published October 15, 2018 via NEXTpittsburgh