Education equals earnings, WorkForce Central report says

The Pierce County job training and placement service WorkForce Central on Monday released its “Force of the Future” snapshot of the local employment situation, focusing on “a widening gap between the jobs available and the skill-sets of the workers seeking jobs.”

“In an ideal world, the skill, expertise and quantity of the workforce closely aligns with the needs of industry,” said WorkForce CEO Linda Nguyen.

“Understanding the potential misalignments is crucial to shaping our region’s workforce and economic development policies, strategies and investments.”

Among the data in the report:

For a look at the full report, with recommended solutions, visit and go to “WorkForce Happenings.”