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Thanks to the skills gap, five out of 10 skilled worker positions in U.S. manufacturing are vacant; skills are specific, require training and unique skill sets and can take months to fill. (Photo: Shutterstock)

In a tight labor market, it could be music to workers’ ears to hear that there are so many skilled jobs available in the manufacturing industry—but not to employers’ ears.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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