Mass training will be one of the defining challenges of our time: CEO

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Upskilling the workforce in the use of technology will be critical to economic success post-pandemic, according to the chief executive of one of the world’s largest staffing firms. 

Jonas Prising, CEO of ManpowerGroup, said that businesses needed to train staff so that everyone has the opportunity for prosperity.

“The need and the opportunity after the pandemic to really reskill and upskill the workforce in all countries, in all organizations, is going to be extremely important, because the labor markets are bifurcated between the haves and the have nots in terms of their ability to take advantage of technology, as opposed to being subject to the changes of technology,” he told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe.”

Prising added that universities, schools and governments would need to support business in training people to avoid a widening wealth gap. “That’s

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