October 15, 2012

JOBS WHITE PEOPLE WON'T DO:

Skilled factory worker shortage could multiply by 10 by 2020 (Tiffany Hsu, October 15, 2012, LA Times)

[B]y the end of the decade, the shortage could balloon to 875,000 highly skilled workers from a shortfall of 80,000 to 100,000 now, according to the study.

Today, the deficit of workers represents less than 1% of the 11.5 million total factory workers in the country, or less than 8% of the 1.4 million highly skilled employees. Employers are looking to fill positions for welders, machinists, industrial machinery mechanics and more.

Kids would start seeking that training if we stopped sending them to college.

Posted by at October 15, 2012 3:25 PM
  

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