The comment that I find of particular interest is by our Senior Editor, Mary Gannon, who reflects on the overall shortage of technical workers. I hear this comment from manufacturers as I visit their plants. In trying to expand a manufacturing operation, one of the most difficult tasks is hiring qualified machine operators.
For fluid power, the National Fluid Power Association has addressed this very topic through a variety of job training initiatives. For more information, go to their website at www.nfpa.com and click on the Education & Careers tab.
Having a shortage of workers sounds like a good problem for our nation's workforce situation. However, it does hurt in the area of reshoring of jobs. In order to bring manufacturing back, we need trained technical workers.
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