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A shortage of skilled workers is a growing concern for companies that repair and maintain airplanes in Kansas. Lynn Nichols, who has a fixed-base operation, Yingling Aviation, which does aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul told The Wichita Eagle that there's a tight labor market for aviation skill sets.
It's going to be a difficult task, but we are going to do everything possible to ensure they get that customer satisfaction," he said. As businesses in Campbell County struggle to fill skilled worker positions, educational and economic development leaders across the region are coming together to identify ...

Clayton Nashville, which is part of the Clayton Home Building Group, is holding a job fair in Nashville. Applicants will conduct quick interviews on site and must be able to pass a drug test. The company is looking for skilled workers in the areas of welding, carpentry, shingle-laying, and more. The job ...
ATLANTA - Georgia is having a construction boom. But here is the problem with that - there isn't enough skilled labor to get the jobs done. For so long we have told kids the path to success is through a college education. It can be, but it's not for everybody. Here's something that I just learned. Seven out of ...
Demand for the high-skilled worker visas has boomed in recent years, and the H-1B program is now the primary way employers in the U.S. hire high-skilled foreign workers. The program could shrink under the Trump administration, which has recently placed stricter requirements on applications. Texas
"Is it such a sin to be married to an H1B worker?", exclaims another, also on Twitter. "Exhausted", "stressed", "depressed" and "I'm so fed up" are the words highly skilled H1B workers and (often) their equally highly skilled spouses are using to express their crushing disappointment after the passage of the ... Texas

Business | News | Economy | local. Klamath County Unemployment Rate Remains High Amid Skilled Worker Shortage. The Klamath Falls Herald and News March 28, 2018 8:05 a.m. ... Texas
Unemployment stays high among skilled worker shortage in Klamath County. By SEAN BASSINGER H&N Staff Reporter ... There appears to be another issue: Many areas, especially in construction, cannot find enough skilled labor for the jobs. Runberg said this also stems from a number of unemployed ... Texas
How Wales' low wage economy makes it so hard to attract skilled workers. A report has fuelled worries about Wales' brain drain crisis. Share; Comments. By. David WilliamsonPolitical Editor. 06:00, 28 MAR 2018. News. Enter your postcode to see news and information near you Community updates, Crime Statistics, Local ... Texas
That's a good thing because across the country, and in North Carolina, there's a shortage of skilled workers in the construction industry. ... North Carolina is one of the states with the biggest need for skilled labor workers, according to Carolinas AGC Director of NC Government Relations and Building ... Texas
Skilled workers have long been undervalued, which results in a huge demand-supply gap in the labor market. China has an employed population of 776 million, of which only 20 percent are skilled labor and a mere six percent are highly-skilled. "Both ratios are very low...and there has been a serious ... Texas
Solutions explains why employers need to be Manpower Group Director Market Intelligence & Strategy at, Gagnon Raleen An ever-tightening U.S. labor market will continue to put pressure on organizations' search for skilled talent. more agile than ever to unleash human potential, develop skilled talent and ... Texas
Industrial plants have seen a shortage of skilled workers since the Eagle Ford Shale boom, if not before, said John Ybarbo, Workforce Solutions Golden Crescent business services representative. “Right now, electricians are scarce,” he said. “Scaffold builders are always hard to find. We have some ... Texas
In a report by Bernama, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi yesterday proposed the minimum wage of Malaysian skilled workers be set at RM3,500 per month – up from the current RM1,200 or so. He said this was to match the minimum wage of migrant skilled workers in the country ... Texas
BEIJING, March 24 (Xinhua) -- Car painter, Jiang Yingcheng, has joined the exclusive club of "super technicians," the youngest person in east China's Zhejiang Province ever to do so. The honorary title will give the young assembly-line worker the same status and benefits as an engineer with a doctorate. Texas
Crews work on the Roam student housing project in downtown Missoula last year. Industry experts believe President Donald Trump's tariff on steel and aluminum may slow construction and make projects harder to pencil out as they become more expensive. (Missoula Current file photo). It took Jackson ... Texas
Skilled workers in factory Stakeholders say the state needs to place more emphasis on career opportunities outside of the traditional college trajectory. Photo: As the older generation of workers is aging out of skilled jobs, what some refer to as the “Silver Tsunami”, many open positions are ... Texas

KUALA LUMPUR -- Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today proposed that the minimum wage of Malaysian skilled workers be set at RM3,500 per month, up from the current RM1,200 or so. He said this was to match the minimum wage of migrant skilled workers in the country as well ... Texas
Zahid proposed that a TVET (Technical and Vocational Education Training) Council is set up to promote and empower skilled workers in the country. He expressed hope that a memorandum on the council's setup will be prepared by Human Resources Minister, Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem, which will be ... Texas
Dr Omar Abdul Rahman Al Nuaimi, assistant undersecretary for International Relations at the ministry, added the total hours a skilled worker can put in with the two employers must not exceed eight a day and 48 a week. “The employee must also enjoy at least one day weekly rest,” he said. The new system ... Texas
A total of 69,475 (51%) of the 136,062 technical education and vocational training (TVET) graduates in Malaysia are working as professionals and skilled workers until 2017, Bernama reports. Deputy Education Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan said the National Youth Skills Institute has also trained 29, 423 ... Texas
Faith Technologies' Cale Bacon works on bending conduit. Faith Technologies is among the largest privately held electrical contractors in the United States. Stephen Pingry/Tulsa World file. STEPHEN PINGRY. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. The Faith Technologies branch in Tulsa is using a ... Texas
"The unemployment numbers continue to be low, which is good for the region, but the need for workers with (specific) skills and aptitude is still there," said Marcel Wagner Jr., president of the Quincy-based Great River Economic Development Foundation. "This presents a challenge for employers.". Texas
CENTRAL Queensland has been hit hard by a skills shortage brought on by a resurgent mining industry, a recruitment agency boss has told The Morning Bulletin. CAPRICORNIA Training Company general manger Darryl Lapworth said his agency was battling to find qualified people to fill certain positions. Texas
EDSI created a three-week construction boot camp for PennAssist: Bridging the Gap to prepare participants for apprenticeships. by Lini S. Kadaba, For Philadelphia Media Network. Over the next several years, the United States will face widening skills gaps — one of the most massive among blue-collar ... Texas
Smaller businesses, which compete against well-known larger companies for skilled workers, have difficulties filling open positions. The labor shortage could hit the brakes on growth in Europe's biggest economy, the labor market report of the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) has found. Texas
$50 million over 10 years to the Home Builders Institute to train 20,000 people, particularly veterans, to be plumbers, electricians, and carpenters and to learn other trades. Lilly Endowment. $10 million to the Indiana University at Bloomington for the new Center for Rural Engagement, which will support ... Texas
The Home Depot, via The Home Depot Foundation, has announced it will invest $50 million to train up to 20,000 individuals by 2028. The foundation previously launched a pilot job training program last year in conjunction with the nonprofit Home Builders Institute in which it trained U.S. military veterans at ... Texas
Manufacturing companies report the biggest growth in hiring plans, up +7% from Q2 2017, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey. March 13, 2018. U.S. Labor Market Tightens, Demand For Skilled Workers Continues. One in five U.S. employers plan to grow their workforce in the three months ... Texas
The horticultural industry believes young people would like to avoid physically demanding careers, but many would probably like digging into the soil if they gave it a try. (Ernie's Landscaping). 0 shares. Jeffrey Lamrock first got the bug for landscaping as a student working for his grandfather's company in ... Texas
The Lakeshore region is driven by manufacturing. Nearly one quarter of the jobs in Ottawa County are manufacturing-based, which is almost three times higher than the national average. Many of these jobs require skills, certification and training beyond high school, but not necessarily a college degree. Texas
ILLINOIS manufacturers say they will have at least 27,000 quality jobs available each year for the next five years. What they need now are enough workers with the skills to fill those jobs. Jim Nelson, vice president of the Illinois Manufacturers Association, last week was echoing a call for willing, well-trained ... Texas
Big Boxes Aim to Close Skilled Labor Gap ... Both Lowe's and The Home Depot are investing in programs to bridge the skilled labor gap found in the U.S. workforce. ... To combat this, The Home Depot Foundation is investing $50 million to train 20,000 skilled workers by 2028, the company confirmed. Texas
One of the big questions after today's blockbuster jobs report is where are more new workers gonna come from? Unemployment is down near 4 percent, and labor shortages are emerging in sectors including manufacturing, construction, IT and healthcare. Meanwhile, the number of people still waiting in the ... Texas
France is enjoying its strongest economic growth in six years. However, many employers, especially in manufacturing and industry, are struggling to meet the demands of their customers because they can't recruit the qualified staff they need. Some economists say this shortage of skilled workers could slow ... Texas
Americans are ready to rebuild our neglected infrastructure — schools, highways, bridges, dams and public transit. But we also can't neglect the big challenge ahead of us: filling a shortage of 500,000 skilled construction workers — a number that could double if the promise of a $1 trillion infrastructure bill ... Texas
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - There is a serious shortage of skilled workers in trades like welding, auto repair and machining. A situation that was created by an aging workforce combined with lack of interest in those trades over the past few decades. Many worry if the jobs are not filled by newer, qualified ... Texas
Unless the people complaining about so-called skilled labor shortages come to their senses on wage and training standards, it will only become harder ... They found that repeal had lowered construction wages by 8 percent, increased the share of low-skilled workers in the construction workforce, reduced ... Texas
Unique Tool is training tomorrow's skilled workers today. The Windsor, Ont.-based moldmaker has introduced a new hands-on program to train high school students for the moldmaking profession. Texas
CHAMBERSBURG -- Wages have been going up in Franklin County thanks to a tight labor market. The average manufacturing wage is up 8 percent from a year ago, and the average overall wage is up 4 percent. Both are greater than the increases seen nationally and in Pennsylvania. Low unemployment ... Texas
If you want to live outside an expensive city like San Francisco or New York, it pays to have specialized knowledge. So suggests a new survey out of Upwork, the freelancing platform created from the 2013 merger of Elance and oDesk that connects businesses and independent contractors. According to ... Texas
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) aims to find more skilled workers for the construction sector in the coming months to sustain local employment growth. In a text message, Dominique Tutay DOLE Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) director, said the government seeks to maximize millions ... Texas
The Home Depot Foundation is bolstering its investment for training military veterans and residents on Atlanta's Westside. The nonprofit arm of Atlanta-based Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) announced Thursday a $50 million commitment to train 20,000 tradespeople over the next 10 years in order to "fill the ... Texas
Forty industry bodies have called on UK government to rethink its cap on skilled workers' visas, which has been reached for the last three months running. Skilled non-European workers wishing to work in the UK must enter through the Tier 2 (General) Visa route, which is used for most hires in the science ... Texas
When people think about careers in the wine industry, it's often the winemaker or the sommelier that come to mind. But long before the sommelier can put their expert knowledge to use, helping you pick out the perfect wine for your meal, there is a chain of career professionals working to bring that grape ... Texas
When people think about careers in the wine industry, it's often the winemaker or the sommelier that come to mind. But long before the sommelier can put their expert knowledge to use, helping you pick out the perfect wine for your meal, there is a chain of career professionals working to bring that grape ... Texas
An Ontario dealer association said its members are struggling to find skilled workers to fill service jobs and it wants the provincial government to provide more training. Frank Notte, director of government relations for the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA), said Ontario dealers have largely ... Texas
For hire: Skilled workers in demand. Eric Killelea | For the Mesabi Daily News; Feb 28, 2018 Updated Mar 1, 2018; 0 · Facebook · Twitter · Email. 02.23.18 welding-1.jpg. Mesabi Range College welding student David Kangas uses a grinder to clean a welding table at the Eveleth campus. welding 3.jpg. A welder working at ... Texas
S.A. company offers apprenticeship program amid skilled workers shortage. A San Antonio company offers an alternative to college that teaches skills in high-demand jobs. Author: Sharon Ko. Published: 6:15 PM CST February 25, 2018. SAN ANTONIO -- A San Antonio-based company is offering an apprenticeship program ... Texas
In a bid to address the nation's acute labor shortages, the government aims to draw up a plan by summer to reform the immigration system in order to allow in more professional and skilled foreign workers, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the Council of Economic Fiscal Policy on Tuesday. “The prerequisite is ... Texas


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