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Wisconsin's manufacturing lacking candidates with basic skills of employability

  1. Nov 2, 2011 #1
    I was reading my local cities online newspaper and found this little gem of a story about what is ailing the manufacturing industry in the Midwest region.

    http://www.jsonline.com/business/milwaukee-7-will-work-to-polish-manufacturings-image-133080973.html

    Basic math! Shows how important it is to get an education involving mathematics. The jobs are there. The candidates skills are not!

     
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  3. Nov 4, 2011 #2

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    There is still a basic fear factor in the manufacturing that makes hiring a very tough choice for most companies. Over regulation and lack of protection in the industrial sector has made hiring people a poison pill for decades [remember Ross Perot's 'giant sucking noise' warning about NAFTA?]. Most US manufacturers currently protect profitability by pushing employees to work harder and for longer hours. Our current govenment policies are pushing us to the brink of becoming a third world economy, IMO.
     
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