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# The anticipated retirement of tens of thousands of baby

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05 Jun 2014, 01:24
the conclusion is : To achieve this result, the city government should convene employers and educators to determine how best to create paths of upward mobility in these fields

that means that the argument is contending that govt intervention could help to achieve this goal .now what does the question ask?

Which of the following, if true, most weakens the argument?

that means we do not have to kill the argument but we have to present a statement that can most help us to weaken the conclusion
B says: Government efforts have been shown to affect employment trends only rarely---->thereby creating that element of doubt in the validity of the conclusion

does that help?
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05 Jun 2014, 09:24
the conclusion is : To achieve this result, the city government should convene employers and educators to determine how best to create paths of upward mobility in these fields

that means that the argument is contending that govt intervention could help to achieve this goal .now what does the question ask?

Which of the following, if true, most weakens the argument?

that means we do not have to kill the argument but we have to present a statement that can most help us to weaken the conclusion
B says: Government efforts have been shown to affect employment trends only rarely---->thereby creating that element of doubt in the validity of the conclusion

does that help?

As per argument, the government's intervention is supposed to affect the youth after they are employed. How does it weaken the argument if government's efforts doesn't affect much before employment ?
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05 Jun 2014, 10:28
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As per argument, the government's intervention is supposed to affect the youth after they are employed

this interpretation is not correct !!

the govt is trying to update people so that they have required skills to fill in those jobs .for instance if there is a job for typist then all govt needs to do is to get him learn a "typing" .now whether he outperforms in his job or is a moderate worker is none of govt concern !!
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17 Sep 2014, 05:44
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The anticipated retirement of tens of thousands of baby boomers will create an unprecedented opportunity to move significant numbers of people into career-track jobs at family-supporting incomes. Major industries, from health care and construction to automotive repair, will soon face deep shortages of workers as a result of projected growth and boomer retirements. Fortunately, many of these jobs have relatively low barriers to entry and could be filled by out-of-work young people. To achieve this result, the city government should convene employers and educators to determine how best to create paths of upward mobility in these fields.

Which of the following, if true, most weakens the argument?
A) Immigration reform will limit the pool of available workers.
B) Government efforts have been shown to affect employment trends only rarely.
C) The best available positions require skills not possessed by the vast majority of the unemployed.
D) A small proportion of baby boomers will not retire as soon as is anticipated.
E) Many out-of-work young people are unaware of these looming employment opportunities.

Can someone please explain the reasoning???
I am stuck....

Guys, can someone explain why the answer is B?
If the potential employees aren't aware, than nothing will help.
I vote for E.
Can someone help with this?
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18 Sep 2014, 00:22
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jullysabat wrote:
The anticipated retirement of tens of thousands of baby boomers will create an unprecedented opportunity to move significant numbers of people into career-track jobs at family-supporting incomes. Major industries, from health care and construction to automotive repair, will soon face deep shortages of workers as a result of projected growth and boomer retirements. Fortunately, many of these jobs have relatively low barriers to entry and could be filled by out-of-work young people. To achieve this result, the city government should convene employers and educators to determine how best to create paths of upward mobility in these fields.

Which of the following, if true, most weakens the argument?
A) Immigration reform will limit the pool of available workers.
B) Government efforts have been shown to affect employment trends only rarely.
C) The best available positions require skills not possessed by the vast majority of the unemployed.
D) A small proportion of baby boomers will not retire as soon as is anticipated.
E) Many out-of-work young people are unaware of these looming employment opportunities.

Can someone please explain the reasoning???
I am stuck....

Guys, can someone explain why the answer is B?
If the potential employees aren't aware, than nothing will help.
I vote for E.
Can someone help with this?

Hello ron

Please read the blue part above. The argument just says to achieve the results, the city government must have a very important role - convene employers and educators to determine how best to create paths of upward mobility. It means the argument just focus on government's role. Thus, the plan won't be achieved if the government impacts very rarely on employment trend. => B is correct.

How about E? Very tempting but if you just focus on key idea "government's role om employment trend", you will see how E is not correct. Assume young people are unaware of employment opportunities, but government affects on employment trend very well, so those young people will have better chances of getting job. The KEY is they are unaware does not mean they will not be affected by government's effect. If the effect is good, young people will be affected positively. Thus, E does not weakens the argument.

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08 Jul 2015, 21:06
Definitely not E.

D can weaken but it weakly weakens. It's a possible choice.

B.... well, my take on this answer choice is that the government only convenes or assembles employers and educators to take advantage of employment prospects. They don't necessarily do the heavy lifting. Though, it is still considered a government effort, so there's not much to expect the city government to do to create jobs. Thus, the conclusion is undermined - if the government is usually ineffective at increasing employment, then what good does it do for the gov't to step in? Answer is B.
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17 Jul 2015, 23:09
Conclusion: City government should convene employers and educators to determine how best to create paths of upward mobility in these fields

option E beats assumption that young people know about job opportunity. But conclusion does not say about existing or looming opportunities, rather it says that mobility (enter, exit) should be provided

I chose B
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18 Sep 2015, 12:28
A) Not relevant
B) YES, if government efforts are ineffective then it would not make sense to achieve any result through a government effort
C) That’s exactly why the program is needed
D) Not relevant
E) Not relevant and this is something the government effort could technically help with
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17 Feb 2017, 01:30
'Government efforts affect employment trends only rarely' doesn't mean that it will not affect in this case also.
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18 Feb 2017, 11:27
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The anticipated retirement of tens of thousands of baby boomers will create an unprecedented opportunity to move significant numbers of people into career-track jobs at family-supporting incomes. Major industries, from health care and construction to automotive repair, will soon face deep shortages of workers as a result of projected growth and boomer retirements. Fortunately, many of these jobs have relatively low barriers to entry and could be filled by out-of-work young people. To achieve this result, the city government should convene employers and educators to determine how best to create paths of upward mobility in these fields.

Which of the following, if true, most weakens the argument?

A. Immigration reform will limit the pool of available workers.
B. Government efforts have been shown to affect employment trends only rarely.
C. The best available positions require skills not possessed by the vast majority of the unemployed.
D. A small proportion of baby boomers will not retire as soon as is anticipated.
E. Many out-of-work young people are unaware of these looming employment opportunities.

My reasoning:

By POE B is the best ...but none of them really look promising ..On can argue that it is not necessary that if govt failed previously , it would fail now also ..
A-- nothing mentioned about immigrants in the argument..
B-keep
C-may be best available position is only 5, 10 ..rest require less skills..
D-10 /1000 will retire late --does not harm he argument
E-govt is making effort to make out of work ppl aware about these jobs(conclusion of argument)

We can easily eliminate rest choice and can mark B ...i think on 1st glance most of us will skip B ...
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18 Feb 2017, 11:45
Underlying assumption is after convening the educators and employers plan will work out.
Option B negates the underlying assumption

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13 Apr 2017, 21:05
The argument concludes that the city should convene a conference of relevant parties to create opportunities for out of work young people.

1. Immigration reform will limit the pool of available workers. -
INCORRECT : THIS STRENGTHENS THE ARGUMENT BY SHOWING THERE WILL BE SHORTAGE OF AVAILABLE WORKERS

2. Government efforts have been shown to affect employment trends only rarely.
CORRECT : WEAKENS THE ARGUMENT BY SHOWING THAT EVEN WHEN THE CAUSE OCCURS (govt efforts) the EFFECT DOES NOT OCCUR

3. The best available positions require skills not possessed by the vast majority of the unemployed.
INCORRECT : THIS IS CLEARLY OUT OF SCOPE, ARGUMENT IS NOT SPECIFICALLY ABOUT 'BEST AVAILABLE POSITIONS' but POSITIONS IN GENERAL

4. A small proportion of baby boomers will not retire as soon as is anticipated.
INCORRECT : THIS ACTUALLY STRENGTHENS THE ARGUMENT BY INFERRING THAT THERE MIGHT NOT B A 'DEEP SHORTAGE OF WORKERS'

5. Many out-of-work young people are unaware of these looming employment opportunities.
INCORRECT : THIS AGAIN STRENGTHENS THE ARGUMENT
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