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Skills-based hiring can drive equitable workforce

The key insights from this article are that traditional degree requirements for hiring can limit opportunities for individuals from marginalized backgrounds, hinder economic growth and global competitiveness, stifle entrepreneurship, and decrease employee engagement and satisfaction. The article highlights the importance of skills-based hiring and states’ role in driving this change. It mentions several states that have removed degree requirements for public sector jobs and emphasizes the need for collaboration among nonprofits, policymakers, businesses, educators, and community leaders to create an equitable U.S. workforce.

Original article: Why States Must Remove Degree Requirements for Equitable Hiring

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Digital transformation, including agile and devops, across many industries, most recently in higher education. Designed and built the Emory faculty information system. Working in continuing education to improve and expand career-focused learning, esp. in workforce development. Expanding the role of innovation and entrepreneurship. Designed, built, and launched the Emory Center for Innovation.

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