Study predicts U.S. worker shortage by 2018

Posted March 22, 2010 at 6:38 a.m.

From Marketwatch | A MetLife Foundation and Civic Ventures study predicts there will be too few workers to replace baby boomers as they retire en masse during the next 10 years. Critics suggest technology and globalization could slow job growth and create fewer openings.

Get the full story:



  1. Franklin808 March 22, 2010 at 9:04 a.m.

    All the more reason to grant citizenship to undocumented people in America now that we have passed health care reform. WE ARE ON A ROLL!

  2. Centurion March 22, 2010 at 11:22 a.m.

    This study sounds like a bunch of garbage. With todays high unemployment, and the alleged lack of qualified individuals to fill the jobs..and the millions of college graduates….there is no shortage of people to work in the USA. BUT…companies like Motorola, Cisco, HP keep pushing for higher numbers on H1B visas to bring people into the U.S from India, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, China to take jobs, that ideally should be given to people who are already here. Realistically, is India and Pakistan the only countries with qualified Doctors, Accountants, Engineers, Software Developers? For every American Motorola terminated in the U.S., it replaces them with 2 individuals from India.