Murphy’s Law: The World According to Tim Sullivan | Urban Milwaukee

Your weekly reminder that the “skills gap” is still bullshit. 

Posted at 10:39am and tagged with: labor, classwar, the wages are too damn low,.

So why can’t companies find workers? A 2012 survey by Manpower asked firms why they have difficulty hiring and 54 percent said candidates were “looking for more pay than is offered.” As Atlantic writer Barbara Kiviat put it, in response to such surveys, “When firms post job openings at a certain wage and no one comes forward, we call this a skills mismatch. In a different universe, we might call it a pay mismatch.”
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