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The anticipated retirement of tens of thousands of baby boom

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The anticipated retirement of tens of thousands of baby boomers will create an unprecedented opportunity to move significant numbers of people into career-track jobs at family-supporting incomes. Major industries, from health care and construction to automotive repair, will soon face deep shortages of workers as a result of projected growth and boomer retirements. Fortunately, many of these jobs have relatively low barriers to entry and could be filled by out-of-work young people. To achieve this result, the city government should convene employers and educators to determine how best to create paths of upward mobility in these fields.

Which of the following, if true, most weakens the argument?

(A) Immigration reform will limit the pool of available workers.
(B) Government efforts have been shown to affect employment trends only rarely.
(C) The best available positions require skills not possessed by the vast majority of the unemployed.
(D) A small proportion of baby boomers will not retire as soon as is anticipated.
(E) Many out-of-work young people are unaware of these looming employment opportunities.

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Re: The anticipated retirement of tens of thousands of baby boom [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2018, 00:28
why not E??
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Re: The anticipated retirement of tens of thousands of baby boom [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2018, 01:55
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This is the conclusion

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To achieve this result, the city government should convene employers and educators to determine how best to create paths of upward mobility in these fields.


E says

Many out-of-work young people are unaware of these looming employment opportunities.

E does not weaken the argument and the conclusion above.

B instead says that creating new paths is really difficult to do.

E says that out-of-work people are unaware of the opportunities. This is out of scope, we do no care what they know or not. We care if we can or not to create new paths.

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Re: The anticipated retirement of tens of thousands of baby boom [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2018, 16:51
Why not C ??
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Re: The anticipated retirement of tens of thousands of baby boom [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2018, 11:14
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it is wrong because we care about of the Gov efforts not the skills for the best positon.

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Re: The anticipated retirement of tens of thousands of baby boom [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2018, 21:58
I am asking for a strategy tip:
will the weaken question be addressed by the last sentence of the paragraph?
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Re: The anticipated retirement of tens of thousands of baby boom [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2018, 23:16
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Actually, the answer to your question is yes, even though you have to weaken the entire stem.

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Re: The anticipated retirement of tens of thousands of baby boom [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2018, 16:27
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The argument is that "To achieve this result (out of work youth filling roles), the city government should convene employers and educators to determine how best to create paths of upward mobility in these fields." A. is incorrect because it doesn't change the argument at all. C is also unrelated as the argument isn't specific to the top jobs. D affects nothing similar to answer A. E, while this would affect the results wanted (out of work youth filling roles), it has no bearing on the actual argument that the city gov should determine paths of upward mobility. B, on the other hand, that government efforts are ineffective, would mean that "the city government" doing something might not be the best way to achieve the results (out of work youth filling roles). The answer is B.
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