Identifying and Addressing the Skills Gap in U.S. Manufacturing

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Manufacturers worry because they are unable to fill as many as 600,000 skilled labor positions, even in the midst of depressing unemployment numbers. While some argue this number is closer to 80,000, the consensus is that there is a skills gap, and the lack of qualified workers is only going to get worse. In fact, large numbers of manufacturing facilities report that the lack of labor is already stalling their plans for expansions.

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