Despite employees worldwide being desperate for training, bosses are holding back learning opportunities for certain groups of their staff.
According to a new Glassdoor survey, a notable skills training gap exists among employees in the United States.
The survey found men in the United States still receive more training than women, with 66% of men having received on-the-job training in the last 12 months compared with 57% of women.
To make things worse, employees who earned a higher household income received more training as compared to those earning lower incomes.
73% of employees who earn $100,000 stated they received on-the-job training in the past year.
This percentage was higher than the 57% of employees who earn between $75,000-99,999.
“As the national conversation heats up around the need for greater skills training opportunities, the Glassdoor survey underscores the importance of making sure skills training is available equally to all socioeconomic groups in the country,” Rusty Rueff, Glassdoor career and workplace expert said.
Discrimination was also spotted when it came to educational levels of employees.
More employees with college degrees received training (70%), when compared to those with some college education (56%) and those with or without high school diplomas (58%).
“Further, when it comes to types of training, only 29 percent of employees have received technology training,” the report stated.