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Are there enough skilled workers in Michigan?

The realities of a world economy aren't just being felt at big companies like General Motors or Ford. Small businesses are feeling the strain of foreign competition.
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Author Joel Kotkin says Michigan needs more mid-level workers, like welders, plumbers, machinists and office workers.

Is there a shortage of skilled workers in Michigan?

Now that the recession is in our rearview mirror, are there enough tool-and-dye makers and machine operators and welders and the like to meet employer demands?

The answer is not a clear "yes" or "no" as Rick Haglund discovered in his piece for MLive.

It’s headlined “Why Employers Have Difficulty Filling Skilled Trades Jobs.”

Rick Haglund joined us today.

Listen to the full interview above.

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