Closing the Skills Gap

David Fischer and Jeremy Reiss
Date of Publication: 
January, 2010
Source Organization: 
Center for an Urban Future

This report, jointly published by Center for an Urban Future and the Community Service Society, finds that New York City faces a human capital crisis that could threaten the city's long-term economic competitiveness while relegating countless residents to low-wage jobs. It shows that an alarming number of New Yorkers now lack the skills and educational credentials to compete in today's economy and warns that the problem will only get worse in the years ahead. The report calls for a comprehensive campaign to develop the skills of New York's population.

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Fischer, D. and Reiss, J. (2010). Closing the Skills Gap. New York City: Center for an Urban Future.