The Market that Needs a Market Maker

By Tammy Jones, Senior Vice president of Manpower Group, published by Harvard Business Review in February 2012

« The U.S.A— along with just about every other country — is suffering from a talent mismatch: employers cannot find individuals with the skills and capabilities they need, where and when they need them.
How can the U.S. labor market become more efficient?
I propose that we take a cue from other types of markets and create a Labor Market Maker — a team that proactively manages supply and demand. The Labor Market Maker would be responsible for identifying the skills employers need — now and in the future — and signaling that information to individuals, so they can plan their careers, and schools, so they can plan their curricula. »


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