6/25/2012 - Austin American Statesman: King on Impact of Shrinking Midlevel Jobs in Texas

The Sunday June 24 edition of the Austin American Statesman, Ray Marshall Center director, Dr. Chris King, comments on potential for new midlevel jobs to emerge as baby boomers retire. The article "Many midlevel jobs go missing as employment market changes," by Dan Zehr discusses how entry level positions are being replaced by machines and automation. High demand and high growth sectors such as technology and health care demand skills and education beyond a high school diploma. Zehr notes, "For a large portion of Austin's population, the jobs that once would've afforded a better life for them and their families aren't coming back. And the new midrange jobs require a different set of skills." 

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