-  An article in today's Financial Times investigates the mismatch between the skills of unemployed individuals and the skills industry needs.  Eric Spiegel, chief executive in the US for Siemens said the problem exposes weaknesses in education and training in the US. Siemens has been forced to use more than 30 recruiters and hire staff from other companies to find the workers it needs for its expansion plans.

“There’s a mismatch between the jobs that are available, at least in our portfolio, and the people that we see out there,” Mr Spiegel told the Financial Times. “There is a shortage [of workers with the right skills.]”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the interview with Financial Times Industry and Energy Editor, Ed Crooks, and Eric Spiegel

http://video.ft.com/v/997067428001/Siemens-US-chief-calls-for-infrastructure-fix

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