Workforce readiness includes the preparation of a qualified workforce through the public schools, vocational and technical colleges, adult education, remedial employee training and continuing professional development. Such efforts require collaboration among national, state and local governments, business/industry, educators and the community at large. See, Workforce Readiness. Workforce readiness addresses the difficulty employers experience in finding qualified employees in the labor pool and their consequent need to provide new hires with basic training in the areas of reading comprehension, writing and math, as well as workplace skills such as professionalism, teamwork, critical thinking, communication, punctuality and time management. See, Report Shows New Workers Aren’t Ready for Prime Time.