New Research from Kelly Services® Finds Ongoing Training Prepares Workers for Career Advancement and Development
“Sixty-two percent of respondents recognize that there are opportunities in the local job market to grow or advance their career; however, their skills and knowledge will need to evolve,” said
Wilson noted that more than seven in ten respondents (73 percent) indicated that their skills or knowledge will need to evolve/grow to keep up with changes in their line of work. In fact, 48 percent are more concerned about their skills or knowledge becoming obsolete or outdated than about a possible layoff.
Additionally, the survey found that three of every four respondents (76 percent) are either currently engaged in a job search or have been in the last year. But 54 percent of respondents have found it difficult to secure work they most desire. The obstacles to finding work vary: 61 percent indicate employers are offering lower-than-desired compensation, followed by the economy (54 percent), missing education or skills required for the job (51 percent), and advances in technology and automation (42 percent).
“Because Southern California workers seem to understand that growing their skill set will help them advance their careers and grow to keep up with changes in their current role, we see 63 percent of them committing the time and resources to better themselves through training,” said Wilson.
The survey was conducted with 1,664
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Source: Kelly Services, Inc.