Statewide Efforts This Week Aim To Fill "Middle-Skill" Job Openings

May 8, 2018


State and local economic development officials are trying to ease a worker shortage with events this week during what they've dubbed "In-Demand Jobs Week." 

The goal is to highlight so-called "middle-skill jobs," which require special training, but not a college degree. Vinz Koller with the think tank Social Policy Research Associates says jobs like nursing, construction, and bookkeeping will become increasingly important amid corporate automation. 

Lisa Patt-McDaniel with the Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio says her organization is hosting three related events this week.

Koller and Patt-McDaniel say the number of openings for middle-skill jobs is greater than the number of qualified workers.