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Source: NPR

In rural areas, the number of adults with a higher education is small, and this very fact has led to problems with local companies who have an excess of jobs that can’t be filled by properly trained workers.

Now, a major issue that is sprouting in rural areas is a shortage of educated employees to fill complex jobs, reports NPR. As a result, companies are beginning to invest in free education for workers who are willing to go to school and train for these complex positions. Employers are getting together to “create a new employee pipeline from scratch” writes NPR, providing opportunities for workers to earn a starting wage of $60,000 annually upon earning their degrees.

This trend has become a widespread effort to improve the number of skilled and educated workers in rural areas of the country.

Read Full Story: NPR

 

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In Rural America, Companies are Leading a Movement to Improve Education Among Adults

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