Manufacturing & Increased Need in Southern MN

The state of manufacturing and the increased need for personnel in the industrial sector of Southern MN is making the news. As published in the Owatonna People’s Press, Kim Hyatt’s article, “Minnesota’s manufacturers are confident in economy, wish for more workers,” explores the current need for skilled manufacturers in Southern Minnesota.

In this article, Hyatt discusses a recent presentation by Bob Kill, president and CEO of Enterprise Minnesota, as he presented findings from the 2015 State of Manufacturing survey. The survey results indicated an all time high confidence level among manufacturers, at the same time these same manufacturers are finding it a challenge to fill positions. As a result, many companies are working with area schools and technical colleges, opening their doors, and educating the next generation about the abundant opportunities available in this field.

Our team at APPRO and CERRON hears these same sentiments on a daily basis from the clients we work with. We would strongly encourage students in high school to explore the opportunities available in this industry. As you drive through the industrial park where our offices are located, you see sign after sign of industrial companies seeking help. The opportunities and the variety of careers are abundant!



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