Business Leaders to Offer Policy Ideas to Continue to Increasing STEM-related Jobs

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Springfield - Illinois business leaders will be speaking at the state's capital on Wednesday to share a report about creating a foundation for the STEM workforce of the future.

Illinois jobs in STEM-related (science, technology, engineering, and math) are expected to continue growing by about 100,000 positions through the end of this decade, according to a new report.

However, that news is tempered by a widening skills gap that could possibly hamper employers' ability to fill such positions with fully qualified workers, threatening the workforce viability in an increasingly global and competitive economy.

Among the speakers will be Tom Fitch.  Fitch is a former chairman of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce.

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