Caterpillar Skilled-Worker Hunt Means Welders Top Bank Jobs’ Pay

Caterpillar Skilled-Worker Hunt Means Welders Top Bank Jobs’ Pay

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While employers struggle to fill jobs in health care and trades such as welding, enrollment in the two-year, degree-awarding colleges that provide graduates for those fields rose only 18 percent from 2005 to 2010, trailing the 21 percent growth for four-year universities.