Prof. Isberg: City's Job Picture Can Improve Through Private Investment, Skilled Workforce
January 5, 2017
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Steve Isberg, associate professor in the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business, tells WBAL-TV that a new report on the city's employment shortcomings is an outcome of a lack of private investment and long-standing issues with workforce development. Address those issues, he says, and more employers will consider Baltimore as a home for business and a source of good jobs.
WBAL says a new national survey by WalletHub shows the city ranked at #127 for job opportunities. Isberg says the structural problems in Baltimore are the same in cities and towns across the country—gaps between rich and poor, skilled and marginally educated, etc.
"You are seeing a separation, a divide. We have a divided economy," Isberg says. "We have a divided culture, a divided society, and there's an awful lot of that division within Baltimore."