A bipartisan bill working its way through Congress aims to combat the job-skills gap.
North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan, introduced the America Works Act with bipartisan co-sponsors. She says a recent study that found 67% of US manufactureres report a shortage of available, qualified workers, which reflected what she sees in her state.
Completing an internship is a time-honored way for college students to gain both work experience and course credit. But the Business Journal is reporting this week on the growth of so-called "returnships" in the manufacturing sector. Contributing writer Justin Catanoso discusses these new kinds of internships in WFDD's weekly business report. He's also director of Wake Forest University's Journalism program.