Thursday, October 30, 2014
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Releases Report that Examines the Skills Gap in NYC
JPMorgan Chase & Co. today released the first in a series of reports that lays out a specific roadmap for addressing the mismatch between the needs of employers and the skills of current job seekers. Specifically, this report provides a comprehensive look at available middle-skill healthcare and technology jobs in New York City and offers data-driven steps city policy makers, community colleges, training providers and private sector employers can take to fill these critical, good paying industry roles.
Later this year, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Jobs for New Yorkers Task Force will use the report results to develop data-driven skill-building workforce investments in the city. This new report, a core component of JPMorgan Chase’s five-year, $250 million New Skills at Work initiative, integrates current labor market information to identify middle-skill healthcare and technology occupations that are in high demand; expand workforce development and training programs; and establish career paths for advanced roles....