Changing Workforce

Illinois manufacturers look to fill open jobs

By FOX Illinois

Mar 13, 2018

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Illinois is in need of thousands of manufacturing jobs filled as retirements and additional production need is resulting in open jobs.

While the organizations are working to replace their workers as they retire and move on to other jobs, it is difficult due to the lack of qualified employees. Qualified could mean either they are unable to find skilled workers or even workers who show up to work their hardest.

"The soft skills are equally important having someone who can show up on time every day and who can show up and do the work is equally as important," Denzler said. "If manufacturers find someone like that they will often times find the training or send the person off to get some additional training."

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