Workforce worries keep Iowa manufacturers up at night

By Radio Iowa

Apr 25, 2017

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Iowa manufacturers say they are “constrained” by the available workforce in Iowa and it’s limiting their ability to grow.

“I’m passionate about being in manufacturing; it’s a great career,” says Lori Schaefer-Weaton, the president Agri-Industrial Plastics Company in Fairfield. “Our company, specifically, employs about 200 individuals and these are high-caliber, high-skilled individuals.”

Manufacturers have difficulty finding qualified Iowans to fill those jobs, however, and Schaefer-Weaton says that is “what keeps me up at night.”

Read the full story at radioiowa.com.

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