Unskilled Workers

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Darryl Williams Jason Little FIN 320-26 13 October 2011 Unskilled Workers There are currently thousands of manufacturing jobs available in the United States, but there are so few skilled workers prepared for these positions. All over the country companies are searching for workers who are skilled in science, technology, engineering, and math. This presents a disturbing dilemma for both the unemployed and employers, because at a time when unemployment is high there is a need for jobs. Unfortunately, many of the currently unemployed are not qualified enough for the many jobs that are available. Consequently, companies are left with unfilled positions, which reduce their efficiency. In fact, 52 percent of U.S. employers have difficulty filling critical positions within their company. Colleges play a major part in this predicament as well. Universities are graduating fewer math, science, and skill trade students,
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Unformatted text preview: because many students view these majors as being very difficult, so they opt to select a perceived easier major. Most of the past skilled workers are baby boomers that are beginning to retire. There are not nearly enough young people interested in manufacturing to replace the baby boomers. Many companies are resorting to asking Congress to issue visas that will assist them in hiring high-skilled foreigners. Apparently, the rise in manufacturing jobs in America stems from the increase in wages overseas, where a lot of these jobs were previously located. Companies are discovering that it may be cheaper to transport their outsourced jobs back to the U.S. . Some companies are embarking on training programs for young people. The long-term solution would be to structure education in a way that will teach young people these needed skills....
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