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The following appeared as part of an editorial in a campus newspaper: “With an increasing demand for highly skilled workers, this nation will soon face a serious labor shortage. New positions in technical and professional occupations are increasing rapidly, while at the same time the total labor force is growing slowly. Moreover, the government is proposing to cut funds for aid to education in the near future. There is a demand for an increase for highly skilled workers, but is it assumed that there will be a labor shortage due to the fact that new positions in technical and professional occupations are highly increasing. Therefore to ensure that there will not be a shortage of skilled workers, the government is proposing to cut funds for aid to education in the near future. The author’s conclusion relies on assumptions for which the author did not state clear evidence.The author assumes that the cut for aid to education will cause or force people to enter the labor jobs assuming that they do not have the funds to go to school, but he what failed to be realized is that people have other means of going to college. A student loan can be used to enter college which is not government based, there is also FAFSA which is Federal grant, a student can also go to college under a scholarship which is not government based, and some are fortunate enough to have parents who can pay for the college tuition “out of pocket”.In addition, in the editorial it only gave one significant reason why there is a labor shortage. What if there is a lack of training for those labor jobs, there is not underlying evidence the author give as to why the new positions in technical and professional occupation are the cause to labor shortage. It does not give the percentage comparison as to how many jobs are in the labor field to how many jobs are in the technical/professional field. It also does not show why is there is a demand for technical/professional jobs.The author talks about solution for the near future but what about solutions for now, the problem most be fixed in the present to show forth in the future. To strengthen the argument the author should gave evidence to the reason why increase demand in technical and professional job can lead to a shortage of skilled workers. The government should state solutions for now instead of the near future. They should have stated an alternative plan in case the one stated fails. Without such evidence provided I am not convinced.

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