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    Shortage Of Skilled Workers

    Do you know how funny this is after years of downgrading workers as lowly people instead of understanding them as people who take pride in their work? After years of beating them down,now,woe is me. Without workers paper pushers are not needed.


    Texas caught short on construction workers as Harvey rebuild needed - San Antonio Express-News

    https://tradevistas.csis.org/shortag...atens-rebound/

    Shortage of skilled workers squeezing Twin Cities builders - StarTribune.com

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/27/a...pair-jobs.html
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    I watch ...This old House. If your are familiar with the PBS remodel show...Norm Abrams and Tommy Silva the shows long time stars have been warning that America is loosing/ lost its skilled worker generation.

    Maybe we can give temp work visas to all those Mexicans that have left the US who helped build the US in the 90s.

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    Mike Rowe.

    Mike Rowe of 'Dirty Jobs' wants to promote blue collar work - May. 18, 2011

    And the fact that trump has scared workers,they are not applying for jobs.


    A friend of mine,Professor at Community College in Manufacturing said he could not turn out students fast enough.

    He went back into Engineering because he could not make a living as a Professor. His plant had closed during the recession. Plenty of positions now.
    https://www.capitalism.com/trump-vow...rtages-worsen/
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    It is an American problem and the main question in the US is how to fill the gap between what industry needs and what the American professional training system can provide as skilled workers. Other countries like Germany, Switzerland which are big exporters do not know this problem, because they put the incentive on apprenticeship, which has the advantage to make industries and professional training schools to work together to provide the Manpower which fits industries. I know several Swiss companies, which wanted to have production facilities in the USA and gave up because they could not find skilled workers there. Some others did export them to America and I heard that Neslé and some other companies created in the USA their own system of apprenticeship just to have the people they needed. But to addres the problem of having skilled manpower takes time and you need to have structures for that like schools, and have compaies ready to enter into a frame which makes for example apprenticeship possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    I watch ...This old House. If your are familiar with the PBS remodel show...Norm Abrams and Tommy Silva the shows long time stars have been warning that America is loosing/ lost its skilled worker generation.

    Maybe we can give temp work visas to all those Mexicans that have left the US who helped build the US in the 90s.
    When I was young we had migrant workers every where,following the crops. No one complained.

    Now,Trump has created a fake crisis. Produce is rotting in the fields.
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    Quote Originally Posted by galatin View Post
    It is an American problem and the main question in the US is how to fill the gap between what industry needs and what the American professional training system can provide as skilled workers. Other countries like Germany, Switzerland which are big exporters do not know this problem, because they put the incentive on apprenticeship, which has the advantage to make industries and professional training schools to work together to provide the Manpower which fits industries. I know several Swiss companies, which wanted to have production facilities in the USA and gave up because they could not find skilled workers there. Some others did export them to America and I heard that Neslé and some other companies created in the USA their own system of apprenticeship just to have the people they needed. But to addres the problem of having skilled manpower takes time and you need to have structures for that like schools, and have compaies ready to enter into a frame which makes for example apprenticeship possible.
    Unions used to have Apprentice programs in every plant. Short sighted management fought all that and won. Now,we are seeing the effects.

    One of the biggest German companies in the US actually has huge tractor trailers begging for workers. Over the years they cut wages and benefits to the point workers could not live.

    If I gave you the name you would recognize it. They still have not learned the US worker does not have to work for pennies any more!
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    When congress let American manufacturing off shore with no penalties our skilled workers were dumped. We didn't need them anymore and they made too much money.

    Now when things have changed and we need skilled workers they're gone.

    What brilliant planning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Chipps View Post
    When congress let American manufacturing off shore with no penalties our skilled workers were dumped. We didn't need them anymore and they made too much money.

    Now when things have changed and we need skilled workers they're gone.

    What brilliant planning.
    You said it! They destroyed manufacturing by trying to destroy Unions and loving,incompetant CEO's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Chipps View Post
    When congress let American manufacturing off shore with no penalties our skilled workers were dumped. We didn't need them anymore and they made too much money.

    Now when things have changed and we need skilled workers they're gone.

    What brilliant planning.
    People were calling and asking for for job training program funding for years...even as recently as this past election.

    One candidate had the audacity to suggest out of work coal miners be trained in other ...in demand fields and was blasted as anti-middle class. ...anti-white worker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    People were calling and asking for for job training program funding for years...even as recently as this past election.

    One candidate had the audacity to suggest out of work coal miners be trained in other ...in demand fields and was blasted as anti-middle class. ...anti-white worker.
    But smart coal miners,took the training.moved on to better jobs.

    I keep thinking of that fool ,in WV,who went back to work," Coal is in my blood,I will be a coal miner all my life."

    Then Bernie corrected him,Those coal jobs are NOT coming back!" Even old Bernie knew that!
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