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Winning the jobs war
By GOV. JACK MARKELL
While the talk in Washington in recent weeks has veered sharply away from the issues that most affect our daily lives, the people I meet at businesses, in schools and elsewhere in our communities are still most concerned with how their leaders are going to ensure the availability of the things that mean the most to them, like well-paying jobs, quality education, and a fair opportunity for their families.
As governor, my top priority needs to be bringing out the potential of my state in a highly competitive economy. In this effort, two sets of numbers drive my administration’s work more than any others.
First, according to Gallup, 3 billion people in the world today are looking for jobs, but only 1.2 billion jobs are available.
That’s daunting math, reflecting a global war for jobs, which is better characterized as a global war for talent.
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