(CTNS) - Post-recession, companies increasingly look for employees with skills and education beyond a high school diploma, according to a study from Corinthian Colleges and economic consulting firm Encina Advisors. That's a big problem in the Golden State, where demand for community colleges already outstrips available spots by 591,000.
During the economic recovery, some companies have complained that a lack of qualified workers leads to trouble filling open positions. Recent studies have found that many firms are waiting longer to hire and demanding workers with college degrees.
The study estimates that under-educated Californians could lose out on billions of dollars of income over the next decade. During that time, an estimated 2.45 million Californians who want a community college education will be unable to find an open spot.