America's Skilled Worker Shortage

Collins, Mike
January 2011
Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation;Jan2011, Vol. 72 Issue 1, p44
Trade Publication
The article offers the author's view on the issue of skilled worker shortages in U.S. companies. He mentions that manufacturers continue to eliminate low-skill workers and replace them with automation, which is one reason for the shortage. He points out that investment in training skilled workers is inversely proportional to the investment of automation. He adds that the said trend has led to less maintenance, more emergency breakdowns, and lower-skilled employees.


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