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Offline Victor08

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Desperately seeking Americans for factory jobs
« on: February 16, 2012, 06:14:18 PM »
http://money.cnn.com/2012/02/16/smallbusiness/manufacturing_jobs/index.htm?iid=HP_Highlight&hpt=hp_t1
By Parija Kavilanz @CNNMoney February 16, 2012: 10:12 AM ET

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- U.S. factories are creating many new jobs. But owners are hard pressed to find skilled American workers to fill them.

There is a "critical shortage of machinists," a common and crucial position in factories, said Rob Akers, vice president at the National Tooling and Machining Association. "Enrollment in this field in technical schools has been down for a long time."

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Re: Desperately seeking Americans for factory jobs
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012, 03:18:08 PM »
Enrollment has been down because the demand for skilled workers has been down.  For more than a decade we have been talking about factories being moved overseas; who would pay to go to school and learn a very technical craft that will be useless in a year or two when the factory in town shuts down to move to india? 

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Re: Desperately seeking Americans for factory jobs
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2012, 08:14:52 PM »
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He's now thinking about starting an in-house apprentice program to train hires himself.

That used to be the normal in manufacturing. It was called "on the job training". Good he is figuring out what people knew & did 20 years ago.

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Re: Desperately seeking Americans for factory jobs
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2012, 01:10:00 PM »
More like 2000 years ago...

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