Wisconsin manufacturing industry struggling to fill jobs

President Donald Trump`s visit to Kenosha Tuesday in part focused on Wisconsin`s manufacturing industry, where many jobs exist, but employers struggle to find the right candidates.

The industry is still bouncing back from the recession but job opportunities continue to grow. According to the National Association of Manufacturers, the manufacturing industry in Wisconsin employs more than 470,000 people. That`s up from 460,000 two years ago.

At Waukesha Metal Products, they`re always looking to fill skilled positions like engineers and welders. As a company, they do outreach in local schools to teach children about the opportunities in manufacturing....


Ken Notes: Our secondary schools need to work with business and industry to create a clear path for those not headed to college into the trades. I have been screaming job training, school to work transitional programs and APPRENTICESHIP for years now. Alas I have few listeners...

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