I read your article regarding the skills gap and the forum to offer workplace help today ["Forum to offer workforce help," Jan. 7, Page 6]. While I applaud your efforts on creating a place to find skilled workers, I disagree that there is a "skills gap" in this country. There isn’t any incentive for youth of this country to go into manufacturing, especially plastics.
The growth of the North American resin distribution market is undeniable - and industry analysts are confident that growth will continue in 2015 and beyond.
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