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In the early 1990's, many Human Resources professionals began to talk about “Workforce 2000” and the anticipated work force/skills gaps which were likely to occur based on an analysis of population trends. The huge population swell following World War II, resulting in the Baby Boomer generation, began to diminish markedly in the early 1960's. The next group, Generation X, defined as those born between 1963 and 1978 or 1979, was much smaller by comparison. Accordingly, it was anticipated that, around the turn of the century as Boomers began exiting the labor market, there would be a significant deficit of available workers in the labor market.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 2003

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