TITLE

America's Skilled Worker Shortage

AUTHOR(S)
Collins, Mike
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation;Jan2011, Vol. 72 Issue 1, p44
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
57757502

 

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