GMAT Critical Reasoning
A municipal employment training center plans to offer tax deductions for local workers who take classes that retrain workers in high-tech job skills. Although employing these workers in local jobs that require high-tech skills will generate tax profits that exceed the cost of the tax deductions, this practice is unwise. Local community colleges could offer classes to train students in high-tech job skills without offering these students tax deductions.
Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the training center's policy of offering tax deductions for local workers?
- A There will be virtually no difference between the future tax profits generated by workers who retrain in high-tech job skills at the training center and those generated by the students who receive retraining in high-tech job skills at community college classes.
- B Over 90% of workers who have completed retraining at the municipal employment training center have gone on to gain employment in high-tech industries, either locally or in neighboring cities.
- C Establishing job skill classes at the retraining center uses substantially less capital stemming from current tax revenues than would establishing classes at the community college.
- D Retrained workers now account for nearly half of the new hires in the municipality, with this number expected to grow, while the hiring rate for untrained workers has stayed constant.
- E The training center offers training in spreadsheets, data entry, multimedia presentations, and other skills that companies rank as most important for their employees to know, as does the community college.
Correct Answer: C