Changing Workforce / Career Development

Manufacturers still can't fill jobs

By Crain's Cleveland Business

Jul 09, 2018

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Low unemployment and a surplus of work shouldn't be cause for concern, but together, they're adding up to a problem for manufacturers, who have already been struggling to find qualified workers.

There were close to 6.7 million job openings in April, the most recent month for which Bureau of Labor Statistics data is available. Overall, that's a small increase over March.

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For more on manufacturers' struggle to find workers, see Plant Services' June cover story, "Help (still) wanted: Manufacturers struggle to fill open jobs."