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New Survey: Demand for “Uniquely Human Skills” Increases Even as Technology and Automation Replace Some Jobs

Survey shows 73 percent of employers say it’s very or somewhat difficult finding qualified candidates

BOSTON—January 16, 2019 — As automation increases, “uniquely human” or soft skills are among the most important skills wanted by employers, although they have difficulty finding the right candidates, according to a new survey. The survey of more than 650 employers and more than 1,500 current and former college students was conducted by Morning Consult … Read more
Gale Partners with Skillsoft to Expand Workforce Training Opportunities at Public Libraries
 Hundreds of New Business and Technology Courses Available Farmington Hills, Mich., June 24, 2015 — Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is partnering with Skillsoft to offer online workforce training courses to help public libraries sharpen the skills of today’s workforce and those entering the workforce, and support local economic development. During the most recent … Read more
McDonald’s® Celebrates First Employee Graduate of Cengage Learning’s Career Online High School
Visionary employee education program delivers accredited high school diplomas to eligible employees in McDonald’s restaurants Chatsworth, CA, April 30, 2015 — Juan Garcia today was recognized as the first McDonald’s graduate of Cengage Learning’s Career Online High School (COHS), a unique education program being offered to qualifying employees working in company-owned and franchise-owned restaurants. A … Read more
Cengage Learning Joins Obama Administration for UpSkill America Summit, Announces Expanded Commitments to Support Front-Line Workers
Workforce Initiatives with McDonald’s, Walmart to Equip Employees with Skills for Advancement WASHINGTON—April 24, 2015—Cengage Learning today joined Obama Administration officials, including Vice President Biden, for the White House UpSkill America Summit, a gathering of national business and education leaders to focus on efforts to train more front-line American workers. As the economy continues to … Read more