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Milwaukee's Skills Gap: An Overview

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The perceived skills gap has been everywhere, it seems. The State of Wisconsin set out to study it and find solutions for connecting unemployed workers with existing jobs.

The Urban Economic Development Association will convene its annual summit to discuss it next week. And newspapers and magazines have devoted hundreds of column inches to exploring why this supposed gap has opened up.

One recent comprehensive look was undertaken by the biweekly newspaper Biz Times Milwaukee, which ran a cover story on the gap in its last issue. Molly Newman wrote the article and the sidebar that accompanies it, and she spoke with Mitch Teich about what she learned.