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Manufacturing jobs: Millennials aren’t into that

A group of American manufacturers met recently to discuss moving manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. Oddly enough the event was sponsored by Wal-Mart.

Just this past week I heard another report that said that the construction industry is booming but construction workers were lacking. The gentlemen being interviewed said these workers were “either dead or retiring.”

Apparently IT jobs are also looking for qualified workers because the demand is high but qualified workers is in short supply.

It seems that a few American corporations have gotten themselves in a pickle.

Skill sets that employed millions of Americans during the 1950s and up until the 1980s are in vogue again but an ample workforce does not exist. These companies are going to have to market these jobs to Generation Y and if they’re smart Generation Z. There may even be a few Gen Xers who are willing to retrain.

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