Financial Times: ‘There are possibilities everywhere’: US workers demand a better deal | Burning Glass Technologies

“Companies are desperate to hire staff as continuing fears about the pandemic, a lack of childcare, and a temporary expansion of unemployment benefits have kept many workers on the sidelines. That means people looking for work hold more bargaining power with prospective employers than they have in decades. . .

The share of employers willing to provide job training to workers was 1.7 per cent last month, according to labour analytics software maker Burning Glass. That might not sound like a lot, but it is a 49 per cent jump compared with the same month of 2019. Less than one per cent of openings for utility company technicians said they were willing to train inexperienced employees in 2019, Burning Glass found. Now, nearly 15 per cent do.”

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