If employers can’t get skilled people for their jobs, they’re not paying enough. That’s how it works. Offer jobs for say, welders, at $15 an hour and you’ll be whining about there not being qualified applicants. Offer jobs for $30 an hour and they’ll be lined up around the block. Welders earning $25 an hour will quit and come work for you.
“If employers cant get skilled people for their jobs, theyre not paying enough.”
That’s exactly the cause in the case of CNC operators.
For decades, companies tried to “dumb down” manufacturing positions so that anyone off the street could push the buttons. Now they are wanting CNC programmers for $10 and hour and wanting the government to pay for their training.
On the other edge of the scale, there are “union” button pushers making $40 and hour that really don’t have any skills other than button pushing.