Gene Marks

Business owners expressed in a survey that they consider the talent shortage among the top 3 urgent concerns — and with 11½ million open jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s latest report — it’s not hard to see why. The talent shortage is real and the lack of skilled labor is to blame. This week’s “On the Mark” details how the federal government and even private industries such as Google with its $100,000 grant program are addressing the problem. Listen to the podcast.

Gene Marks

Gene Marks

Columnist on smallbiz, economy, public policy, tech for The Guardian, The Hill, Philly Inquirer, Wash Times, Forbes, Entrepreneur. Small Business owner and CPA