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  •  Workforce development is what I do. (15+ / 0-)

    My one-stop can attest to the data in that study.  Common sense should tell anyone that if you're a mid-life career changer, you are going to take a pay cut when you go back to "entry-level" whatever.  We always advise against it unless someone is hell bent to "leave" an occupation or a particular industry for all of the reasons cited in the study.  If someone already has a masters degree, we recommend additional skill certificates in their field such as: PMP, Six Sigma, Lean, Black Belt, etc. If they don't have at least a masters degree then getting their next academic credential gives the job seeker more bang for their retraining buck.  The irony is that despite the losses in wages, benefits, and stature for many workers, most are still grateful for whatever help and employment they get.  

    Jobs in Detroit are opening up.  Not the thousands we need and not all at the wages they were, but things could be and were much worse.  People in our town went from working, middle class to unemployed and the new institutionally poor almost overnight.  Every time I think about what the bankers and politicians did to our country and people, I get really pissed.  None of this had to happen.  


    What we need is a Democrat in the White House.

    by dkmich on Mon Jan 03, 2011 at 04:14:31 PM PST

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