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Brooke Sutherland

Three Big Ideas for Fixing America’s Factory Labor Crunch

Manufacturers have 800,000 open jobs they're struggling to fill and they're going to have to get creative.

Things haven’t looked this good for U.S. manufacturers in decades, but worker shortages are a big problem.

Things haven’t looked this good for U.S. manufacturers in decades, but worker shortages are a big problem.

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The U.S. manufacturing industry has a labor problem and not just because of the pandemic.