Some technically skilled workers in high demand
Economic growth continues to fuel hiring, according to a national report, and state and local observers confirm that some technically skilled workers are in high demand.
The Conference Board’s Help-Wanted Advertising Index neared a two- year high last month, suggesting employers are in need of more workers.
The non-profit business research group reported Thursday that its monthly measure of employment advertising in 51 newspapers nationwide increased for the second month in a row. The reading was the highest for the index since February 2003.
“Employers are looking,” said Terry Ludeman, chief labor economist for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. “They’re more active in the marketplace.”
Based on what he’s hearing from state business executives, Ludeman said, there’s particular need for technically skilled workers such as tool-and-die workers and technology workers.
One effort to bring students together with employers is a technical career fair Friday morning at Bradley Technical High School, 700 S. 4th St.
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