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The Skilled Employee Search
it can be difficult to find skilled workers,
but it is not impossible.
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Manufacturing companies often lament their inability to
attract workers. Even in these times, unemployment rates
overall are at 5.3 percent as of July 2015. Workers complain
there are no jobs, and employers claim there are no workers
available. The reality is, they are both right. Multiple factors
are coalescing to make it difficult - but not impossible - to
find skilled workers.
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An Aging Workforce
With 84 million people in the U.S.
currently between ages 45 and 64 according to U.S. Census figures, about
4 million workers will reach their traditional retirement age every year for
the next 20 years. Many of these people will leave the workforce, taking


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