How Can It Be So Hard to Find Good Employees?

Triplett, Tim
August 2011
Metal Center News;Aug2011, Vol. 51 Issue 9, p4
Trade Publication
The article discusses the challenges faced by steel companies when hiring qualified people in the U.S. amidst the increasing number of unemployed individuals. It cites the experience of Lane Steel Co. of having difficulty in filling several positions and its decision to work with an employment agency to find potential employees. It further argues that the image of the steel industry as a mature industry with little opportunity also hinders the progress of its employment initiatives.


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