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# The anticipated retirement of tens of thousands of baby

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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?

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.

Hope it helps.

Why is option A incorrect?

A) Immigration reform will limit the pool of available workers

If the pool of available workers is limited , how the govt.'s plan of filling those significant job openings would succeed?
Limited pool ===>> less work force ====> less positions filled (even if all other things are perfectly done like convening of employees and employers at one place)

Can anyone help me with this ?

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31 Jul 2017, 22:31
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.

[/quote]Why is option A incorrect?

A) Immigration reform will limit the pool of available workers

If the pool of available workers is limited , how the govt.'s plan of filling those significant job openings would succeed?
Limited pool ===>> less work force ====> less positions filled (even if all other things are perfectly done like convening of employees and employers at one place)

Can anyone help me with this ?

Regards,
SR[/quote]

are we concerned with immigrant workforce? A is out of scope
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