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4 in 10 workers aged 50+ say work-related training and skills development are essential

 

 
“Overall, 54% of U.S. adults in the labor force say that, in order to keep up with changes in the workplace, it will be essential for them to get training and develop new skills throughout their work life. Young adults are more likely than their older counterparts to see skills and training as essential (61% among those ages 18 to 29…while 56% of those ages 30 to 49 say ongoing training will be essential for them, as do roughly four-in-ten workers ages 50 and older,” according to a 2016 survey from the Pew Research Center. (p. 9)
       
 
        The state of American jobs. (2016). Washington DC: Pew Research Center. Retrieved from this source.
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