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job applicant being interviewed The solution to the skills gap, one organization says, is for employers to hire for the skills people have, rather than their resume history. Alternatively, some companies have expanded their training. (Photo: Shutterstock)

(Bloomberg Opinion) –There are about 6.5 million job openings in the U.S., a record high. The number of people looking for work without success is falling as well, and this combination means that the economy now has close to one active job seeker for every open job.

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