Train unskilled workers for higher-pay positions

The term “unskilled worker” has come to be used as a long-term status descriptor.  A person is “unskilled.”  A job position needs “unskilled” labor.  People in poverty are “unskilled.”  Uses of the term imply that this status is permanent and not subject to change. It seems that this label is a consequence of a labor market that has become focused more on labels than on the person.  This issue was raised in an editorial by…