Manufacturing Growth Limited by Lack of Workers

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Many of the region’s manufacturers and workforce training programs recently joined forces to get out the message that they have jobs to fill — for applicants with the right skills.

“The crisis right now is not having the people to fill the manufacturing jobs that we have,” says Ken Madden, vice-president of sales and marketing for employment agency Madden Industrial Craftsmen. “Manufacturers are adjusting their production based on those shortages,” he says, “that’s not good for manufacturers or the state.”

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