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Workforce reports from any number of government and private policy employment nerve centers present an increasingly fractured picture of the engine driving the U.S. economy. Littler, a major employment and labor law practice representing management, has produced its own construct of where the workforce is today and where it may well be headed. Its analysis and forecast look further into the future than most.

The conclusion: Unless the nation begins to invest heavily now in programs that will properly prepare tomorrow’s workers for the emerging Uber technology driven workplace, employers will continue to struggle to find the skilled workers they need. And workers will lag behind job requirements because, through no fault of their own, existing education and training resources will fail to prepare them properly.

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