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Blue Collar, White Collar…New Collar?

Posted at 12:55 PM, Nov 06, 2018

Linda talks with Kelli Jordan, a career specialist with IBM and Jason Kelly, a veteran and GM of  IBM’s Blockchain Services. 

Some of the open jobs at technology companies are part of a new and growing type of employment trend, termed “New Collar.”  These are jobs that require specialized skills and training, but not necessarily a traditional four-year college education.  As we approach Veterans Day, it’s important to note former members of the U.S. military are often well-suited for New Collar employment.   Veterans may not have the traditional education of other job seekers, but they’re cross-trained in multiple skills, have a unique ability to focus, and possess a strong work ethic and leadership qualities.