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February 9, 2018

Short on workers, state companies push for rural job training program

  • Lisa Perry of Sierra Pacific Industries said her company has cut back production because it can't hire skilled workers.
  • By TAYLOR McAVOY
    WNPA Olympia News Bureau

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    Amy Anderson of the Association of Washington Businesses says her group toured 70 Washington manufacturers, and said every industry needs skilled workers.

    A proposed program could provide grants for community college students to learn trades in high demand in rural areas.


     
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