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LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner on Jobs In US – VERY GOOD READ

September 14th, 2011

Go read this post by Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn, titled: How to solve the other unemployment crisis.

Jeff writes:

Yet there’s another massive labor imbalance in the country that rarely gets attention. According to the most recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are over three million job opportunities going unfilled in the U.S. right now, the highest level in three years.

How is that possible? Simply put, companies can find workers; they just can’t find the right workers.

This situation is kind of a slap in the face to all you highly qualified unemployed people, right?

Read his post, it’s really interesting.  His “three proposed solutions,” or three parts to a comprehensive solution, are (read the post for details):

  • Embrace the economic graph
  • Free the H1-B
  • Link education to opportunity

Interesting perspective from this good-sized, now public company CEO.

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