Investing in Skills

Oct 2016 //
Economics

Did you know that according to Department of Labor statistics, the number of open manufac­turing jobs in the U.S. currently stands at the highest level in 15 years?  Manufacturing jobs typically pay well in excess of the minimum wage, yet due to shortages of skilled workers, many of these jobs are remaining unfilled.  Less domestic manufacturing means more imported goods and less economic growth.  Put somewhat differently, an effective investment in worker skills could really pay off.