There’s a flaw in the labor market – a weakness that holds back skilled applicants...
Like when nearly 70% of new jobs insist on a bachelor’s degree, but fewer than 50% of workers have one — BAM.
70+ million STARs, workers Skilled Through Alternative Routes, just hit the paper ceiling.
They’re the 50% of the workforce that has developed valuable skills through community college, certificate programs, military service, or on-the-job learning, rather than through a bachelor’s degree.
Workers with experience, skills, and diverse perspectives who are held back by a silent barrier.
Now the enemy has a name – the paper ceiling - and a movement has begun.
Workers and companies are uniting to challenge the status quo and create a new and more equitable future of work.
This fall a new national campaign will give voice to this rising movement - shattering the myth that no degree means no skill and inspiring companies to champion skills-based hiring.
*Analysis of BLS EP and 2012/2019 CPS ASEC, IPUMS