Training Americans for practical jobs that the nation actually needs should be a government priority, according to General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt, who heads President Obama's jobs advisory panel, reports CNN.

"There are more than two million open jobs in the U.S., in part because employers can't find workers with the advanced manufacturing skills they need," wrote the GE chief, in an op-ed piece co-authored with American Express Chief Executive Ken Chenault that was published in Monday's Wall Street Journal

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