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60% OF ACTIVE JOB SEEKERS EYE CAREER FIELD CHANGE; RESKILLING AN OPPORTUNITY

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Active Job Seekers and Job Change

A majority of active job seekers, 60%, have looked at opportunities in varied career fields different from which they now work, according to a survey by CompTIA, a nonprofit association for the IT industry and workforce. The organization said the findings — from a survey that included nearly 1,500 adults in the US labor force — point to the need for skills training.

“We must view this as an opportunity to reset outdated thinking in areas such as skills-based training and hiring,” CompTIA President and CEO Todd Thibodeaux said. “It is imperative we further expand talent pipelines and career pathway opportunities to meet employer needs, especially in the critical area of digital skills.”

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