Tax cuts might create jobs, but where are the workers? Faculty discusses with CNN Money | Weatherhead

Tax cuts might create jobs, but where are the workers? Faculty discusses with CNN Money

Posted 1.2.2018

Tax cuts might create jobs, but where are the workers? Faculty discusses with CNN Money

The tax cuts set to be rolled out as a result of the recent G.O.P. tax bill will give corporations a break and could result in more jobs. But do we have enough workers to fill them?

Weatherhead School of Management’s Professor of economics Susan Helper was interviewed by CNN Money on the topic.

“Employers really aren’t trying that hard. If you really want to fill a position, you would raise the wage," said Helper, who also served as the chief economist in the Commerce Department under President Obama. “Employers seem extremely reluctant to raise wages.” 

The article continues, outlining the challenges some employers face to train or retrain workers who don’t have the right skill sets for the job. It also goes on to say that for corporations, all signs show jobs and wages may not be the priority.

Read the full article on money.cnn.com


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