A British haberdashery hires only applicants who can do mental math, reports the Daily Mail, Most fail.
Colin Bamberger, 82, whose parents founded the Remnant Shop in 1944, said that less than one in ten applicants are now able to solve basic maths problems without turning to a calculator or till.
In the past, around eight in ten made the grade.
. . . He said: ‘Most of the youngsters who come to us for jobs are unemployable because they are not numerate.
. . . ‘It is all very well using calculators but if you have not got some idea what the answer is, how do you know if you have pushed the right button? It’s so easy to make a mistake.
Bamberger blames poor teaching and over-reliance on calculators.