Fifty-three percent of employers find recruiting nonmanagerial employees with the skills, training and education their companies need is a challenge, according to a report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and University of Phoenix.

The report, Life in the 21st Century Workforce: A National Perspective, shows both employers and employees believe education, which includes continuing education as well as attaining advanced degrees, is necessary to ensure workers have the needed skills that allow them to advance in their careers. Interpersonal skills, collaboration, critical thinking and problem-solving skills are also seen as an important component by employers and employees in providing the greatest advantage to employers and the workplace.

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