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  • Skills gap for U.S. manufacturing workers mostly a myth, paper says

    Despite the outcry from employers over the dearth of job-ready workers, three-quarters of U.S. manufacturing plants show no sign of hiring difficulties for job vacancies, says new research from Andrew Weaver, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois.

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Andrew Weaver, call 217-265-5087; email

    The paper “Skill Demands and Mismatch in U.S. Manufacturing” is available online.