• Projected labor shortage

    • The U.S in the face of a severe worker shortage as 77 million baby boomers prepare to retire in the next few years— with a fewer number of younger workers available to replace them.

(U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 2006)

    • By 2010, est. need 4-6 million skilled workers

(National Association of Manufacturers - Eisen,2003)

    • Employers need to remain flexible

(Atwater & Jones, 2004)