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The shocking cost of the workforce skill gap

Here is a little calculator I built using Calculoid (

This is just a proof of concept, nothing final.

The design can be tinkered with, including the font and the color scheme.

We still need to find good default values for each field.

Average American salary  = ~$50,000


Turnover rate = 20% is unrealistically low compared to the stats in this article:



About Gordon Graham

Worked on 320+ white papers for clients from Silicon Valley to Switzerland, on everything from choosing enterprise software to designing virtual worlds for kids, for clients from tiny startups to 3M, Google, and Verizon. Wrote White Papers for Dummies which earned 60+ 5-star ratings on Amazon. Won 16 awards from the Society for Technical Communication. Named AWAI 2019 Copywriter of the Year.

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