The U.S. Manufacturing Skills Gap


Although the most recent reports relating to job openings and labor turnover show a 15-year high in job openings across the United States, small business surveys indicate problems finding quality labor.  In fact, small businesses show pre-recession levels of unfilled job openings.  This mismatch between the skills of available workers and skills that manufacturers demand is what is frequently referred to as the U.S. skills gap.


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