The Digital Economy Changes the Nature of Jobs

Source: WSJ, Feb 2013

… the need for lifelong education to help workers keep up with rapidly advancing technologies and fast changing job markets. The digital economy requires better educated workers with specific skills requirements. For example, a 2011 study by the McKinsey Global Institute projects a continuous demand for workers with at least a post-secondary education to meet the demands of business.

According to McKinsey, employers are already having trouble filling positions requiring technical skills. Many workers will not necessarily have the skills needed for the jobs that are likely to most be in demand.


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