Not since 1950 has there been a jobs decline as long and deep as that of the current Great Recession. The bursting of the huge global credit bubble has led to the first worldwide recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
These economic conditions have shouldered much of the blame for the job market's continuing woes. But there are also major problems with the quality of the U.S. and global workforces. In a recent New York Times column, Thomas Friedman asserts that a critical reason