Filling Job Vacancies Is Difficult In Southwestern Minnesota

Filling Job Vacancies Is Difficult In Southwestern Minnesota

There is huge demand for welding skills in Southwestern Minnesota.

If it’s difficult finding a job, it’s also difficult finding employees with certain skills, writes Tom Cerveny of the West Central Tribune. “Welding is huge in terms of employer demand in this region, according to Carol Dombek with the Minnesota Work Force Center in Montevideo. . . .  Dombek said one of the challenges facing manufacturing is that a lot of young people are just not aware of the opportunities available. . . . A case in point: Manufacturing firms report that machinist jobs are among the most difficult to fill. The Minnesota West Community and Technology College in Granite Falls discontinued its two-year machine tools program during the recession after consecutive years with low enrollment, according to Linda Degriselles, campus dean.”

 

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