A new survey of manufacturers shows the biggest shortages are in skilled production, followed by scientists and engineers. Officials say the lack of skilled workers could hurt the state’s economic growth if manufacturers can’t ramp up production.
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Who needs low-wage manufacturing jobs? Maybe we do
The CEO of a Minneapolis company says letting low-wage jobs drift overseas could be a slippery slope. Patrick McHale of Graco Inc. told a manufacturing conference in Bloomington companies that provide low-skill jobs today often develop more sophisticated work. McHale called it a red flag that countries taking manufacturing jobs from the U.S. are also developing middle classes.
Demand for manufacturers felt at Minneapolis trade school
"You didn't build that" is something the burgeoning number of students at Dunwoody College of Technology won't have to hear. Enrollment at the Minneapolis school is at a 15-year high as manufacturers - especially in Minnesota's medical device industry - clamor for more skilled workers. Dunwoody has even added a six month fast-track program to help meet the demand.
Minnesota manufacturers struggling to find skilled workers
Nearly a third of the executives overseeing Minnesota's factories say finding skilled help is among their biggest worries, according to a report in the Pioneer Press. Many manufacturers are raising wages but still can't fill jobs because of poor perceptions of the industry and dwindling interest among young people.
Layoffs could be coming down line for Minnesota factories
Factory managers in a new survey say they’ve seen 26 straight months of growth, but that’s flagging now. One economics expert tells MPR the report suggests pink slips could be coming for some factory workers.
Manufacturing company in Faribault moving to Shakopee
After 15 years in Rice County, Trystar Inc. is planning to build a new $15 million plant in Shakopee. Trystar specializes in products that provide temporary power at construction sites and major sporting events. The Northfield News reports the manufacturing company has doubled in size each of the last three years. Trystar's new facility will be three times the size of its current 60,000 square foot space. The current lease keeps the company in Faribault through at least 2015.
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