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Boston's greatest economic strength is our greatest vulnerability

MassBenchmarks project noted

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The exceptional pool of skilled workers living here is what attracts local, national and foreign employers to Massachusetts. As long as we have a sufficient supply of this key talent, growing companies will continue to expand their operations in the Commonwealth. But what happens when we begin to run out of workers with the necessary required skills?

There are more than 100,000 jobs currently going unfilled in Massachusetts because employers can't find applicants with the right education and/or skill sets. Furthermore, according to the recent issue of MassBenchmarks, “a possible yellow light may be flashing, in a short-age of qualified labor. This is a concern for the near future.”

Read article: Viewpoint: Boston's greatest economic strength is our greatest vulnerability

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