Web article: $100,000 manufacturing jobs going unfilled
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.