Year Up http://kalw.org en Shrinking the skills gap for unemployed young adults http://kalw.org/post/shrinking-skills-gap-unemployed-young-adults <p>Even with almost 13 million Americans out of work, companies still complain that they have open positions that go unfilled because they can&rsquo;t find the right talent. One organization thinks it&rsquo;s found a solution to the skills gap problem. It&rsquo;s helping young people who have a high school diploma or GED find jobs in growing sectors of the economy like technology and high finance.</p><p>Two years ago Breyana Scales says she was stuck between a dead end job painting kids&rsquo; faces at a theme park while trying to get through college.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 00:42:36 +0000 Sayre Quevedo 15218 at http://kalw.org Shrinking the skills gap for unemployed young adults