2/29: Skilled-labor shortage a crisis

Moderated by Rick Badie

Wanted: Blue-collar workers. Machinists, toolmakers and such. As the manufacturing industry rises tepidly, a skilled-labor shortage has been declared a regional crisis.

Today, an economics expert addresses the state’s response to the issue while a Kennesaw factory owner experiencing an increase in orders wants to hire but finds talent scarce.

What do you think?

28 comments Add your comment

Hillbilly D

February 29th, 2012
8:46 pm

Sounds like the bubble is fixin’ to pop at the old stock market casino, again.

Corey

February 29th, 2012
6:49 pm

@WTF?

February 29th, 2012
9:21 am

The Nasdaq composite index briefly broke through 3,000 on Wednesday for the first time since the collapse in dot-com stocks more than a decade ago. Stocks ended lower, but it was still the best February on Wall Street in 14 years.

The milestone for the Nasdaq, heavy with technology stocks, came a day after the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 13,000 for the first time since May 2008

WTF, if you only had a brain…

lynnbo

February 29th, 2012
6:01 pm

The only industry that America has excelled is looting our tax dollars and leaving a large debt.
Didn’t take a college education to do that, just lie and get elected.

Hillbilly D

February 29th, 2012
3:23 pm

The law of the jungle works there

The “law of the jungle” works well, if you’re a lion or a tiger, etc. If you’re an antelope, wildebeest, etc, it probably doesn’t work so well. There are whole lot more antelopes and wildebeests than there are lions and tigers. Even if most of those animals don’t actually live in the jungle, I think y’all get my drift. I’m guessing everybody on this blog falls into the antelope, etc, category; me included.

JV

February 29th, 2012
12:52 pm

Say what? Are none of these Geniuses aware that there are millions of military veterans that already have these technical skills? Veterans of the US Armed Forces are a deep font of talent, including job skills that are sorely needed by private employers in many industries.

In addition to their broad range of technical skills, veterans have a well-deserved reputation for soft skills and admirable qualities that are just as important: leadership, team player skills, hard work, reliability and many more.

Hire a vet!

buttpaste

February 29th, 2012
12:21 pm

I guess all that talk about being a snob for getting a trade sounds even more ignorant now… Anti-Intellectual talk and confusion on history(JFK’s speech intentions) are enough to make me wonder why in the h/e/l/l do people even care about the GOP anymore… Oh that’s right they scare the s/h/i/t out of people and make them forget their common sense…

Corey

February 29th, 2012
9:58 am

@A dumbed down parent
February 29th, 2012
9:29 am

Your ignorance, bigotry and vile speaks volumes.

A dumbed down parent

February 29th, 2012
9:29 am

@Lib in Cobb: “We Liberal Democrats who support education have and do show much better results in states like MA.”

Should I point out that GA also has one of the highest percentages of minority students who would rather shoot basketballs (or fellow shoppers to get a pair of the new Nikes) than ‘be edgamacated’ like whitey. Yet somehow the northern districts of Atlanta, very non-minority and very non-Democrat, are receiving National recognition for their students. You may want to actually use your brain before making such politically motivated and stupid comments.