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Critical Workplace Skills for Virginia's Economic Vitality

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October 28, 2010

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Since the mid-1980's, Demographics & Workforce Group researchers have been in conversation with Virginia employers about the skills and abilities they seek in entry-level workers. This year, Virginia employers helped us to take a fresh look at those skills.  We compared what they said to national studies and to initiatives in other states to gain a comprehensive understanding of workplace skills needed by employers in every sector of the economy, and the importance of teaching these skills in school. This publication summarizes recent national reports and the results of our communication with Virginia employers.