Coast to Coast, STEM Jobs Take Longest to Fill
(Click to enlarge) Bryanna Gilges, 15, left, and Yvonne Gonzalez, 17, right, work at completing an exercise during a Girls Who Code class at Adobe Systems in San Jose, Calif. on June 18, 2014. Girls Who Code is a national non-profit that aims to inspire, educate and equip young women for futures in the computing-related fields. (Credit: Eric Risberg, AP)
Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs take more than twice as long to fill as other openings, according to a new Brookings Institution study that provides the most detailed evidence yet of a skills gap that’s slowing payroll growth.
(From USA TODAY / by Paul Davidson) – Even more surprising, a high school graduate with a STEM background is in higher demand than a college grad without such skills, the report says. STEM jobs that require only a high school or associate’s degree are advertised for 40 days on average vs. 37 days for jobs demanding a bachelor’s degree only. Read the full story »