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June 19, 2011

Skilled Jobs Go Begging, Manufacturers Say

By Jackie Majerus
Bristol Press

BRISTOL — One of Connecticut’s selling points to potential manufacturers is its highly skilled work force, but a statewide manufacturing advocate is worried that jobs are going unfilled.

Frank Johnson, executive director of the Manufacturing Alliance of Connecticut, said that despite the high unemployment rate, some MAC members can’t find workers.

“We have companies that are going begging looking for employees,” Johnson said.

MAC, which represents manufacturers throughout the state, isn’t an employment service, Johnson said, but does try …continue reading