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Technology giant Siemens Corp., the U.S. arm of Germany's Siemens AG, has over 3,000 jobs open all over the country. More than half require science, technology, engineering, and math-related skills.
Other companies report job vacancies that range from six to 200, with some positions open for at least nine months.
Unemployment in manufacturing is at 8.4 percent, below the overall rate of 9.1 percent. According to the Labor Department's latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover survey, there were 240,000 open jobs in manufacturing in August up 38.7 percent from a year ago.
The problem is sufficiently serious that businesses are pushing Congress to address the issue of visas and help them hire more high-skilled foreigners
Originally posted by hangedman13
I stated in another thread that machinist are in big demand right now. For years there were not enough new ones coming in, now lots of current machinist are nearing retirement age and companies are looking to replace them. It is not one of the glamorous careers that most kids want. Too many thought that being something like a lawyer would be a better option.
Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
There is NO SUCH THING as few skilled workers in America, an advance nation, regardless if white or blue collar jobs. Let's cut the BS now, once and for all!!
The honest truth is that CORPORATIONS REFUSE TO PAY SUSTAINABLE WAGES TO AMERICANS, PREFERRING IMPORTED CHEAP FOREIGN LABOUR!!!
Between June 2009, when the recession officially ended, and June 2011, inflation-adjusted median household income fell 6.7 percent, to $49,909, according to a study by two former Census Bureau officials. During the recession — from December 2007 to June 2009 — household income fell 3.2 percent.
One reason pay has stagnated is that many people who lost their jobs in the recession — and remained out of work for months — have taken pay cuts in order to be hired again. In a separate study, Henry S. Farber, an economics professor at Princeton, found that people who lost jobs in the recession and later found work again made an average of 17.5 percent less than they had in their old jobs.
Originally posted by TDawgRex
reply to post by marg6043
I believe that you could take a high school drop out with a good work ethic and under the right tutelage have him/her performing as well as the best CAD, Welder, etc in the building within six months.
Those days are gone now it seems.