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Report: Mass. Schools Not Producing Enough Skilled Workers

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A Massachusetts business group is calling for changes in the state’s education system in light of a report that shows more than two-thirds of the state’s employers report difficulty hiring appropriately skilled employees.

The report by the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education says bolstering the state’s public schools is viewed as a critical step in producing more workers with the right skills to succeed in a technology driven economy.

Attorney Henry Dinger is chairman of the Business Alliance for Education’s board of directors.

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The survey, part of which is included in the 120-page report, found that 69% of the 334 employers who responded said they experienced difficulty hiring employees with the appropriate skills, while 84% said school systems require moderate to major changes.

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