Vaccination Rollout Lead to Relaxed Hiring Requirements Across States
Due to covid deaths, and requirements across the country that employees take the jab, companies and even governments are hurting for workers, but is it worth lowering job requirements to fill openings with warm bodies? The state of Pennsylvania has made 92% of state jobs available to job seekers without requiring a four-year college degree. The new Governor Josh Shapiro, a Democrat, signed the executive order this week after taking office as the state’s 48th leader. The order replaces the degree requirement with a focus on relevant work experience and skills. It affects approximately 65,000 positions, according to WGAL-TV. For more information, Lars speaks with Preston Cooper, a scholar with The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity.