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Study points to fields offering lower-skill workers a leg up

The Baltimore-area job market is largely split between high-skill, higher-pay work and low-skill, low-paying positions, but opportunities exist to help workers without a college education navigate to jobs in the middle that pay the bills, a new study suggests.

The report, to be released Wednesday by the Opportunity Collaborative, recommends six fields that "offer the greatest promise for low skilled workers to move into family-supporting, mid-skilled jobs": health care, construction, information technology, transportation and warehousing, business services and manufacturing.

Market-research firm RDA Global, which prepared the Baltimore Region Talent Development Pipeline Study, considered skill requirements, pay, area training programs and the likelihood of job openings in the future — either from growth or turnover.

Opportunity Collaborative, coordinated by the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, is made up of nonprofits and government agencies across the region.

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