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Offline zerorisers

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So I have recently read an article stating that there will be 2 Million Unfilled Manufacturing Jobs by 2025.

"The report blames several factors—besides Baby Boomer retirements and industry growth—for the projected skills shortages. They include technology-driven changes in skill requirements, a negative image of manufacturing among younger workers, a lack of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills among workers, and, what the report calls, “a gradual decline of technical education programs in public high schools. - See more at: http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/study-skills-gap-will-mean-2-million-unfilled-manufacturing-jobs-2025/#sthash.Qjs8Bgjw.dpuf"
- http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/study-skills-gap-will-mean-2-million-unfilled-manufacturing-jobs-2025/

I think I know why my workplace kept me in the first place. :P
Reasons they keep me...
1) I do my work
2) I finish on time or early
3) I look pretty
4) They like my enthusiasm of wanting to be in the electronics engineering field.
5) I'm too fabulous to not be there.
6) They will need me as the senior staff will be retiring at one point or another
7) Children are more interested in using the electronics than making them thus less workers will appear in the future

The 7 holy reasons of me?
 

Offline SeanB

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you are not on Farcebook all day?
Not noting every step you take, and having a photo and comment on such?
At work on time, and ready to start on time, and only finish after the bell?
Don't whine that they should pay you to do Farcebook all day........
 

Offline Poe

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Re: The need for more manufacturing workers, and technology courses in america.
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2015, 11:16:47 am »
I'm confused.  Isn't it a good thing to have an overall low unemployment rate (respectively) with a large percentage of your workforce moving from away from low paying jobs like manufacturing?  Wouldn't a spike in demand for local manufacturing jobs increase the pay they demand... or are they limited in pay because they would rather offshore?  If so, why would anyone want a job like that?
 

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Re: The need for more manufacturing workers, and technology courses in america.
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2015, 04:48:08 pm »
I'm confused.  Isn't it a good thing to have an overall low unemployment rate (respectively) with a large percentage of your workforce moving from away from low paying jobs like manufacturing?  Wouldn't a spike in demand for local manufacturing jobs increase the pay they demand... or are they limited in pay because they would rather offshore?  If so, why would anyone want a job like that?

Starting pay where I work is around $19 per hour for that type of job.  That's decent starting pay even for a recent college graduate, and we've got guys younger than college graduate age making it.  The pay raise schedule is on a printed card that everyone gets, basically you work this long without getting fired, you will make this much money. The top end for those guys is just above what I make after being in IT for as long as some of them have been alive. The down side, is the job is demand based.  As long as our product is selling we keep a certain amount of people employed in the production of the products.  As demand goes down, staffing does as well.  If we have staffing to manufacture 1000 widgets a day but we're only selling 3000 widgets a week, then some people may be laid off until demand increases.
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Re: The need for more manufacturing workers, and technology courses in america.
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2015, 05:38:45 pm »
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So I have recently read an article stating that there will be 2 Million Unfilled Manufacturing Jobs by 2025.

and in there I read:
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“The responsibility for developing the skills that employers want has been transferred from the employer to the job seekers and schools,” - See more at: http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/study-skills-gap-will-mean-2-million-unfilled-manufacturing-jobs-2025/#sthash.Qjs8Bgjw.xyxiNb3L.dpuf

So yeah ...good luck with that.

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