Friends of Manufacturing

Local manufacturers open their doors to recruit next workforce


As manufacturing continues to grow in this region following the loss of thousands of jobs in the industry during the Great Recession, companies can’t find enough workers with the right skills, industry advocates say.

Across the nation and in the region, manufacturers will take time today to talk about that very problem — while they try to do something about it. Usually scheduled for the first Friday in October, Manufacturing Day nationwide is when manufacturers open their doors to school field trips and sometimes the public in general, offering a glimpse of industry and where it’s headed.

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