Industrial Insight

we all need workers… | March 9, 2012

Manufacturers Pay a Bounty for Skilled Workers

Published: Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 9:57 AM

By: Phil LeBeau
CNBC Reporter

Strange as it may sound, America’s manufacturing companies are struggling to find enough qualified workers. In fact. over the last two years the number of manufacturing job openings in the U.S. has more than doubled.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 264,000 job openings in the manufacturing sector at the end of last year, compared with approximately 100,000 two years ago.

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I'm the executive vice president for a steel casting trade association, the Steel Founders' Society of America. I've got a crazy wife, five crazy children, three crazy people that married into the family, and two crazy fun little grandsons.







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