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Walker signs bill to close 'skills gap' but immediate impact unexpected

11:05 PM, Mar. 16, 2013
Gov. Scott Walker gives remarks prior signing 'Wisconsin Fast Forward' legislation at Jay Manufacturing Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
Gov. Scott Walker gives remarks prior signing 'Wisconsin Fast Forward' legislation at Jay Manufacturing Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
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Gov. Scott Walker said a new workforce development bill signed last week will help close Wisconsin's "skills gap" - addressing skills deficiencies in the state's workforce and better linking job seekers and employers.

But does Wisconsin really have a "skills gap?"

Though it's a persistent complaint among employers and politicians, a new study by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Economic Development claims the skills gap is a myth created that diverts attention from the real reason unemployment remains high: There simply aren't enough "good jobs" being created. ...

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