Even with unemployment across much of the United States running just under 8 percent, there’s a manufacturing skills gap that is making it difficult for many plastics firms to find the skilled workers they need to grow. Many technically qualified engineers were laid off or left the industry during the recent recession, and now, with business on the increase for many, the talent pipeline has dried to a trickle.
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