Opinion: Hire for skills, not the diploma

May 27, 2023

In a tight labor market, employers are hurting themselves by limiting their recruiting to the 38% of the adult population with a college degree.

In the tightest job market in half a century, employers face multiple challenges to recruit and retain a talented and engaged workforce. Employment is at an all-time high, and Colorado has a severe shortage of skilled talent with only 51 workers for every 100 jobs. Why, then, do most employers narrow their candidate pool by requiring a four-year degree for most positions?

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