Climb out of welfare trap: Go to work or lose food stamps


Across the nation, there are 6 million open jobs, with employers desperately looking to fill them. It’s not because of a skills gap. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly three-quarters of the job openings that will occur over the next decade require a high-school education or less. Nearly four out of five job openings need no training or less than a month’s training on the job, while a whopping 87 percent require no prior experience.

What’s causing this worker shortage?