When it comes to finding that first new job out of college or a new career, many applicants are told that they don't have the right skills. The result: Millions of positions go unfilled even though there are many more millions eager to find work.
It's known as the skills gap, and though there's been no shortage of discussion about the source of the problem and possible solutions, it's not clear which skills Americans are lacking. Employers say today's workforce lacks a combination of skills. For example, many manufacturers are looking for workers with technical savvy, including the ability to work with robotics, read blueprints, and use computer software to create documents and spreadsheets.