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Get the Skills Employers Demand via UNM Continuing Education

Adult continuing education

According to CNN Money, 2008 was the worst year for jobs since 1945. Between January 1, 2008 and December 21, 2008, 2.6 million jobs were lost in the United States. This proved to be one of the darkest times in the history of the American economy, and it has been appropriately branded as the “Great Recession.”

Although the economy has shown some signs of recovery, the unemployment rate continues to be high. Unfortunately, the reality faced by tens of thousands of unemployed Americans is that their skills are either too specialized or obsolete to be of any value to employers. Since their skills are no longer marketable, some have no choice but to work menial jobs for about a third or quarter of the money they used to make. For these workers, they can continue to struggle financially or retraining Continue reading