Help Wanted: Why Willing Workers Aren’t Filling Open Jobs

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Part I: The ‘Skills Gap’ Doesn’t Explain Slow Hiring

Some employers are struggling to find workers with the right education and training, but there are other reasons why so many U.S. jobs are going unfilled. 

Part II: Why Does it Take So Long to Hire a Nurse?

Would-be employees who have the right educational credentials but are short on experience face a catch-22.

Part III: Dedicated to the Mountains, Desperate for Jobs

In regions hit hard by the collapse of coal mining, some people are trying to reinvent themselves, but it isn’t easy.