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In recession, a high demand for skilled workers

Welders, nurses, geologists, and other skilled workers are in high demand during this period of high unemployment, the New York Times reports.

But surprisingly, the jobs aren’t quite as easy to fill, also because retired workers with good skill sets are re-entering the work force.

The Times quoted Cheryl Peterson, a director of the American Nurses Association, as saying, “Until the downturn, it was easy for experienced registered nurses to find employment right in their communities, in whatever positions they wanted. Now it is a little more difficult because the number of job openings has fallen and we have more retired nurses, in need of income, coming back.”

Paul Katula is the executive editor of the Voxitatis Research Foundation, which publishes this blog. For more information, see the About page.

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