Changing Workforce / Career Development / STEM Education

Pa. manufacturers voice concern about skilled-labor shortages

By Reading (Pa.) Eagle

Aug 12, 2016

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Reading, Pa.-area manufacturers are increasingly finding that prospective workers lack the skill set required to perform necessary job functions like basic math and technical tasks. And if this trend continues to grow, it could compromise the ability of those companies to stay viable.

That's the message Dan Fogarty, director of the Berks County Workforce Development Board, delivered to county commissioners Thursday.

"The skills shortage is noticeable now, and it is going to get worse before it gets better," he said.

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