Shop talk: How can manufacturers attract and retain workers from other industries?

For years it was common to hear manufacturers lament their inability to find and hire new employees. Initially, the problem was primarily characterized as a skills gap. Coming out of the Great Recession, the available workforce did not have the training and experience manufacturers needed. As the unemployment rate in the U.S. and Wisconsin trended

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Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects as an associate editor. He also spent five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.