Help wanted: Manufacturers hiring even as overall job numbers decline

By the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Jun 09, 2017

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Wisconsin’s manufacturers lost 3,784 jobs from December 2015 to December 2016, a drop of 0.8% in the state’s manufacturing headcount and a steeper decline than the national average in the sector, according to data released Wednesday.

Yet even as the number of manufacturing jobs has fallen, many companies say they’re having a hard time filling positions that increasingly call for advanced skills.

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