Greg Ip

Articles by The Economist’s U.S. Economics Editor

The job market: No degree required

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In many industries, blue-collar wages are on the upswing

FOUR years ago construction was still deep in recession. When Baker Triangle, a drywalling firm, put out word that it was hiring, applicants would be lining up outside the door the next day. Now it has to place an ad, and “I’m lucky if I get two or three people in the door,” moans Mike Sireno, a manager. He once looked for ten years’ experience; now, two or three years’ is a triumph, and he will happily hire workers “right out of high school with no experience whatsoever”.

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Written by gregip

May 29, 2014 at 12:53 am

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