University official: Skilled workers without a college degree should be able to get a good job | Opinion

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By Rebecca L. Watts In April, Gov. Phil Murphy directed New Jersey’s civil service commission to identify jobs that require college degrees to see if hiring guidelines can be revised to emphasize practical experience over degree attainment. The move is aligned with national hiring trends in the private and government sectors, with examples of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro, and the federal government already making similar pronouncements. In a letter sent to governors as chair of the National Governors Association, Murphy wrote “…a four-year degree is not the only wa…

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