Skills development is now viewed as a critical piece of the existing workforce’s thinking about forging a career or finding a job, according to the first WorkingNation American Workers Survey to be released on Labor Day.

The survey was conducted on WorkingNation’s behalf by Frank Luntz and his company, FIL. Luntz appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box Wednesday morning to share some of those findings.


Our survey asked workers what they believe will be more important in finding work in the future:

  • 43% Technology skills
  • 30% BA/BS degree
  • 27% Trade skills

The majority of Americans (63%) believe that technology is rapidly changing the way we do our jobs, but they say the nation’s workforce doesn’t have the skills they need to keep up with those changes. 40 percent of American workers believe that obsolete or misaligned skills are cause for “significant concern” in the workforce.

The way we work has been changing for decades and it continues to change. To be sure, in light of the pandemic, the change is accelerating and the path to future jobs and careers will look different than it did a few months ago.

The full results of the WorkingNation American Workers Survey will be released in our new digital magazine, Inquire Within, on Labor Day, Monday, September 7.

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