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Boeing Among Those Struggling to Find Workers


Although aerospace and defense manufacturing are two of the most competitive industrial sectors, they also carry steep rewards. Going into 2018, military spending levels were increased by $80 billion by the U.S. government. Similarly, global aircraft production and component spending are projected to increase by more than $5 billion heading into 2018.

However, the ability to compete for and deliver on these multi-million-dollar contracts means manufacturers have to invest heavily in research and development, supply chain stability, and production capacity. This last critical item could be a challenge for one the largest manufacturers in the world.

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