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‘De-skilling jobs’| State employee union expresses concerns over elimination of four-year degree requirement for state jobs

(WEAA)– Governor Larry Hogan announced Tuesday that a four-year college degree will no longer be a requirement for many state jobs in Maryland.

The state will work with partners to recruit individuals who are “Skilled Through Alternative Routes” (STARs).

“Their solution is trying to deskill many of these jobs because that’s the cheap route for them", said Patrick Moran.

Moran, president of AFSCME Council 3, Maryland’s largest state employee union, joined Two Way Talk to express his concerns regarding the new workforce development initiative.

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