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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.

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Marlene Satter

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

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