Skip to comments.So many U.S. manufacturing jobs, so few skilled workers
Posted on 10/12/2011 5:08:06 PM PDT by decimon
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. manufacturers are failing to fill thousands of vacant jobs, surprising when 14 million people are searching for work.
Technology giant Siemens Corp., the U.S. arm of Germany's Siemens AG , has over 3,000 jobs open all over the country. More than half require science, technology, engineering and math-related skills.
Other companies report job vacancies that range from six to 200, with some positions open for at least nine months.
Manufacturing is hurt by a dearth of skilled workers.
"What we have been saying for quite a while is that even though there is a high unemployment rate, it's very difficult to find skilled people," said Jeff Owens, president of ATS, a manufacturing consulting services company.
A survey by ManpowerGroup found that a record 52 percent of U.S. employers have difficulty filling critical positions within their organizations -- up from 14 percent in 2010.
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Fargo, ND, where the unemployment rate is currently 3.4%
Seminar of how to do run an ad that no one will qualify for so you can bring in a H1B:
Quote from the video:
“Our goal is clearly NOT to find a qualified U.S. worker...”
An Irish Setter would have few problems in mastering these "highly technical" gigs. This article was obviously written by some typical HR puke who lives to find a reason not to offer employment to skilled white men.
Sneak round the back and you'll find the "exotic" machinery being operated by José, who three weeks ago was living in a refrigerator shipping box on a hillside overlooking Tegucigalpa.
He'll do while HR finds that perfect Asian Transexual who just got a a bogus certificate from the local commercial school. Oh, before I forget, tattoos are now mandatory.
>I can believe this. My brothers company has been trying to hire a PHP programmer for ages. The hiring bonus being offered keeps climbing, its now $5000, paid after the first 90 days. Theyve had 2 applicants, neither of whom bothered to even show up for their interviews.<
My business partner and I have a business that directly is involved with Hollywood. We placed an ad on Craigslist 4 months ago and received THOUSANDS of replies.
Sorted the applicants and the top 5% of whom we wanted DID NOT SHOW UP. It was unbelievable.
One even ASKED ME to pick him up for the interview..seriously, I am not kidding.
Thank you, publik skoolz!
Do you have a clue yet?. I have this question out here...
This is quite true. There is a huge skills mismatch in our country. Manufacturing is no longer the dirt-under-the-fingernails operation it was decades ago. It’s all highly technical now and requires skills our schools don’t teach well, if at all. Womyns’ Studies and high self-esteem just don’t git ‘er done.
1. Urine testing
2. Credit Checks
3. Criminal background checks
4. Scouring of social network sites
5. Present employment status
Employers only want people who've never 'colored outside of the lines' and there are not many left.
It is either be too low for your brothers area or word got out that your brothers company is a crappy place to work..
I've come to the conclusion that all anybody under 30 wants for a career is an mediocre office job with an Internet connection so they can Facebook with all the other mediocre people with office jobs.
I'm a certified C.N.C, operator and can write and edit programs but am retired and am not looking for a job. If I were, I could probably get one handily and a well paying one at that.
Jobs like that require a solid math ability to even become certified. The emphasis has not been on math in our schools for a number of years.
For an employer to "train" someone in that field would probably require a lot of time and money for them to teach many applicants elementary math that they should have gotten down pat along about the eighth grade or so.
Several years ago, the company I worked for opened up training positions for employees that already worked there. A math test was given to 300 applicants and only 10 passed with a high enough score to even get in the training program that required on shift and off shift college courses and then on the job training. I trained several of the trainees after completion of certification and all did quite well but still 10 out of 300 with elementary math skills, is pathetic.
These are high paying jobs too, if I told you how much I made, many people here wouldn't believe me and all with a high school education and a grasp of mathematics.
That has been going on longer than 20 years in the computer industry. And when a new technology came out, the ads called for someone experienced in that technology from Day One, if not longer! I think a lot of those ads were not for actual jobs, just some HR department or headhunter building a portfolio of candidates, just in case.