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It's an unhappy New Year for less-skilled employees across the country, with 18 states and 20 localities raising their minimum wages on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. The inevitable hangover from these wage hikes will be fewer job opportunities for those who need them most but find their skill level ...
Here are some of the initiatives being undertaken to address the ongoing shortage of skilled workers in the trades: • Changing the conversation: "You've got to make work cool again." That's part of the message Mike Rowe delivered to Speaking to a Congressional panel discussing funding for career and ...

On Thursday's St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh will discuss the shortage of skilled workers in the region and what can be done to address it. Joining him for the discussion will be Chris Mallow, director of standard products at Watlow and Ranken Technical College president Stan Shoun. Do you have ...
Holman acknowledged that contractors are having a hard time find enough skilled workers. But Christopher Homes, he said, doesn't plan to expand its staffing this year. "Finding new development projects in Southern California is pretty tough these days," Holman said. "Opportunities are scarce and it takes ...
The plastics industry is no exception to this dilemma, as one custom molder reveals. EVCO plastics (Deforest, WI), a plastics processing company with nine manufacturing facilities located throughout the world, decided that an investment in knowledge is the best way to combat the skilled labor shortage.
Brownsville - Cameron County currently has an unemployment rate of 5.8 percent. An official for Workforce Solutions in the county said there are major industries looking for skilled workers that could help lower that number. Workforce Solutions executive director Pat Hobbs is in the business of putting ...

In the introduction to this series, I said the linked span of solutions for builders to consider in dealing with the skilled labor shortage covers a wide range, and--because we live in a world of systems, with cause-and-effect relationships and constraints on finite capacity . . . a world rooted in the way things work ...
The state of the nation's employment looks to be in good shape, but our long-term global competitiveness depends on young talent finding not just a job, but a well-paying career. Recent statistics show that in 2015, there were 500,000 open computing jobs in the United States but fewer than 40,000 new ...
Everyday my newsfeed runs articles supporting rural communities. I also subscribe to Mike Rowe's of Dirty jobs fame posts where he reveals America's need for skilled, hardworking employees. Mike explains such occupations pay well and require less education debt than do four-year degrees. For the ...
Mr. Taleb and Mr. Barry are among those who comprise the "huge potential" of skilled workers that Ingo Kramer, president of the Confederation of German Employers' Associations, foresaw in Germany back in 2015. A total of 1.34 million refugees have arrived since then. More than half are younger than 25 ...
We thank Department of Defense Secretary James Mattis' recent recognition of Guam's unique labor shortage problems. On Oct. 17, Mattis ...
Seventy-three percent of construction firms in Ohio say they can't find qualified workers amid the growing demand for labor, according to the ...
Business Struggles to Hire Young Adults for skilled labor ... by 2020 there are going to be 30 million unfilled skilled worker jobs," Olson said. ... Of those, 22 percent are skilled workers over the age of 55, with only 7 percent ...
The other challenge, analysts say, will be to make sure those skilled workers are spread out, and not just in and around Portland. That's where ...
A shortage of skilled workers is impacting on the council's ability to deliver the level of work required. Officers at West Dunbartonshire Council ...
For Hanover's Shawn Hillegass, keeping cars on the road is getting more and more difficult. A service manager at Jannell Ford, Hillegass ...
Business struggles to hire young people for skilled-worker jobs ... is partially because of the lack of young people going into skilled labor jobs. ... Of those, 22 percent are skilled workers over the age of 55, with only 7 percent ...

For Hanover's Shawn Hillegass, keeping cars on the road is getting more and more difficult. A service manager at Jannell Ford, Hillegass ...
For Hanover's Shawn Hillegass, keeping cars on the road is getting more and more difficult. A service manager at Jannell Ford, Hillegass ...
Editor's note: The following was written by Forward Service corporation. Forward Service Corporation unleashes the potential of our customers ...
Regarding an article published in the Herald on Oct. 11: "We Won't Be Rebuilding Houston Anytime Soon", by The Washington Post.
But Foxconn's impending move may not help with another persistent problem Wisconsin faces: a lack of skilled workers. "We are just struggling ...
The U.S. unemployment rate is a low 4.2 percent, but a lower proportion (63 percent) of American adults are in the labor force than ever.
BUENA VISTA, Va. - There's several manufacturing jobs in the Rockbridge County area but several of the industries say they're having a hard ...
Thanks to automation, agents can provide customers with fast and easy answers to frequently asked questions - without losing the human ...
Brock Kozma has a plan for his four years after high school: the U.S. Air Force. He also has a plan if he decides to return to Battle Creek: get a ...
"WE ARE always short ten to 20 people," says Jack Marshall, the manager of PPG's plant in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. The company makes ...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo -- The retention wall under construction on OTC's campus is about more than just fighting erosion, it's imagery for the same ...
Health services has become the largest employment sector in California and is projected to add about 40,000 positions over the next 12 ...
As for Haiti, the World Factbook reports that 59% of Haitians are living in poverty and notes that the country has a "shortage of skilled labor".
Staff from Safe Food Alliance works with Frank Flores as he applies for a position at the company, which was holding a recruitment at WorkNet ...
Lam Research in Tualatin and Tosoh quartz near Beaverton hosted local high school classes Friday. TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ ...
... picks up and workforce ages, contractors see skilled labor shortage ... percent of them struggled to find enough skilled workers for job sites.
MEQUON -- The demand is growing in southeastern Wisconsin for people with skill in manufacturing jobs. And one company is taking a unique ...
Despite demand, 60% of contractors reported difficulty finding skilled workers in the third quarter of 2017 due to an ongoing skilled labor ...
The 28.6-percent increase in the CNMI's gross domestic product in fiscal year 2016 reported by the Bureau of Economic Analysis will translate ...
Holding on to and attracting more workers is becoming a growing issue in construction and skilled labor positions. "Employers are having a ...
I do agree that there is a shortage of skilled trades people in the construction industry. Plenty of the groups listed have spent plenty of time and ...
With an unemployment rate of 7.5 per cent in August, Lithuania is facing a shortage of qualified workers. There are over 9,000 vacancies across ...
I have the privilege of frequently interacting with senior leaders of emerging middle market companies. One topic that often comes up is the ...
Training the next generation of skilled workers in South Central Kentucky ... As local employers fear the interest in skilled-labor is dropping, ...
Higher wages and relatively affordable accommodation costs is luring skilled workers such as mechanics, electricians and other technicians to ...
Lebanon, Mo. Each boat at the Lowe boats plant in Lebanon, Missouri, is built with pride, and getting them assembled just can't happen fast ...
Welcome to Number Crunching With OZY. In this occasional series, we ask businesspeople, experts, celebrities and thought leaders to discuss ...
Changing technology, finding the most skilled workers, and maintaining a good work-life balance are going to be the fundamental challenges ...
At the same time, competition for lower-skilled workers has heated up, and retailers, likely hobbled by the threat of e-commerce, are falling ...
... I know that developing our skilled labor workforce is an important part of fixing our ... "I believe that skilled workers will go where the best jobs are, and that ... that they connect skilled workers with job opportunities in Kansas.
She also pointed out that the through sending more skilled workers for employment opportunity has risen now to increase the foreign exchange ...
Kansas is thirsty for skilled workers - the kind that work at Spirit AeroSystems or Textron aviation - but it can't find enough. The shortage ...
In the construction industry, skilled labor refers to work that requires ... be complemented by efforts to encourage skilled workers who are in the ...


 

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