The Job Gap Index
A pilot study funded by UC San Diego Extension is underway to graphically illustrate the job gap.
Researchers at the University of California San Diego Extension plan to release a California Job Gap Index in 2011 to coinicide with the release of the book, Closing America’s Job Gap. The index will measure the gap between the number of available jobs and the hard-to-fill jobs. The job gap exists because employers cannot find enough workers with the right skills and training to fill those jobs.