"'Jobs in the middle-skill and high-skill categories will become increasingly difficult to fill because of demographic changes, structural change in the economy and divergent skill distribution,' the report said. "Iowa's labor force is expected to grow more slowly at the same time that baby boomers will be retiring."
The statistics are compelling for Reed, who is participating in Project Iowa, a central Iowa faith-based initiative designed to help unemployed or under-employed Iowans train for high-demand jobs...."
In photo, Project IOWA graduate David Kennis practices his welding skills. Project IOWA was created by A Mid-Iowa Organizing Strategy (AMOS) to address the worker - skills employment gap.
Training Closes the Gap, Des Moines Register
Report: Iowa's Workforce Isn't Trained for Many Jobs, Des Moines Register