Web article: $100,000 manufacturing jobs going unfilled
CNN article tells you what you what you already know: great jobs are being overlooked.
CNNMoney reported this week (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/100-000-factory-job-whats-154000356.html) on an issue that people outside of manufacturing are just coming to understand and people within manufacturing already understand too well: the lack of skilled employees for plants around the country are leaving gaps in employment for positions that can command six-figure salaries.
“When I was an apprentice in the late '70s, kids were dying to get into manufacturing. There were plenty of factory jobs," Joe Sedlak, owner of Chesapeake Machine Company in Baltimore, told CNNMoney. “There are jobs for the taking today. But kids don't want them.”
"On TV, kids don't see many positive images of manufacturing," said Bill Mach, president of Mach Mold, Benton Harbor, Mich.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey