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Friday, October 25, 2013

Skilled Workers Needed

Some companies are struggling to find skilled workers for certain jobs, particularly those jobs that require technology skills. Some of these jobs may be in manufacturing, others in IT, Accounting and Administration to cite a few examples. Even a waiter in a restaurant often needs to be able to use a computer or mobile device.

These jobs may require years of training and most small companies do not have the will, skill, energy or time to train the number of people needed. So what do you do?

Often a relationship with a nearby High School or College can be a big help. Often they will work with you. You surely should be able to offer jobs to qualified graduates, maybe using a job fair at the school. Some years ago, I needed a specific set of skills that was not generally available. I approached a local College and worked out a training program that allowed my company to offer jobs to successful graduates.

Think ahead…what skills will your company need? Where will you get them?

Steve Koenig, SCORE Counselor



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