Manufacturing jobs dirty or desirable?

Excerpt from WEAU news story… Manufacturing is more than just producing materials and products.

“The perception is still out there that manufacturing jobs are not desirable because their dirty, dangerous,” said Mark Hendrickson, Dean of Manufacturing at CVTC.

“They don’t know what a CNC operator does. They haven’t been inside a facility to see that their well light, they’re safe, they’re clean, and they’re problem-solving jobs,” said Jim Morgan, President of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Foundation.

The recession started back in 2008 but CVTC says it caused people to believe these jobs are unstable.

“Manufacturing was a lot of front page a lot of the time because of economic decisions that companies had to make. The last 30 months we’ve been on a positive growth for manufacturers,” said Hendrickson.

“We’ve got manufacturers all over the state that say we can’t find people,” said Morgan.

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