Secrets of the Job Hunt


Monday, October 16, 2006

Manufacturing Jobs Hard to Fill

Manufacturers are having a hard time filling jobs. Seems they just can't find enough people with the skills a they need. A new national training program is trying to address those needs.

I came across this article which details the story...

While automakers are cutting thousands of positions, 80 percent of manufacturers across the country report trouble finding qualified people to fill factory jobs that increasingly require both basic academic knowledge and some high-tech skills.

To partially meet that need, the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council has created a nationwide program to train, test and certify workers in entry-level skills for openings among today's 10 million factory jobs. Its goal is to credential 4 million workers in the next 10 years.


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