Major businesses are moving away from requiring college degrees for an increasing number of positions. Instead, they’re focusing on applicants’ skills, experience, passions, and even their cultural fit.
Fox News reports that companies such as IBM, Bank of America, Accenture, Walmart, and Google are reducing the number of corporate jobs that require a four-year college degree.
In September, for example, Walmart announced it was rewriting hundreds of job descriptions to allow for relevant experience to take the place of a college degree. In 2021, IBM announced it was removing the college degree requirement for half of its U.S. job openings.
A recent report from Philadelphia-based Burning Glass Institute predicts that the shift away from college degree requirements could open up 1.4 million jobs in the next five years for folks without such a degree.
Given the high costs of college, the leftist political agenda that has infiltrated higher education, and the assembly-line issuing of degrees in mediocre online university programs, the shift away from degree requirements is a win for job seekers and employers alike.
On today’s edition of the “Problematic Women” podcast, we explain why eliminating the college degree requirement for more U.S. jobs is a public good and how high schools can and should help young people discover their career interests before graduation.
Also on today’s show, we discuss some of the history of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. We unpack why some college students support Palestine, and in turn Hamas, rather than Israel.
Also on today’s show, we talk about pop singer Britney Spears’ revealing that she had an abortion over 20 years ago, saying it remains a painful experience. And as always, we crown our Problematic Woman of the Week.
Listen to the podcast below:
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