Despite the recent steady job growth of 200,000 jobs a month, bottom or middle-ranking white-collar workers have faced limited wage growth and bargaining power. However, wages among the top 10 percent of earners are growing, and the pay gap between higher and lower paid positions is increasing. So what can lower-paid workers do? CareerBuilder’s chief executive, Matt Ferguson, emphasizes what we know to be valuable advice: “‘If you want wage growth, you’re going to need a specific set of skills.’” Nelson D. Schwartz of The New York Times takes a look at the income equality and how skillsets affect this.
The Growing Wage Gap
Sep 16, 2015