Manufacturing Up, But Many Still Jobless

By Orlando Montoya   SAVANNAH, Ga.  —   Many of Georgia's job-…

Georgia (Sep 8, 2011) — By Orlando Montoya  


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SAVANNAH, Ga.  —  

Many of Georgia's job-seekers aren't benefitting from an uptick in manufacturing because they're not skilled enough to take the jobs. (photo Steve Rhodes)

Georgia manufacturers are producing jobs, but many Georgia job-seekers aren't reaping the benefits.

One problem is a mismatch of jobs and skills. …

Economist Don Sabbarese of Kennesaw State University says, the situation points to an underlying, or "structural," problem for the economy.

"I think this brings out a policy issue," Sabbarese says. "I think we need to look at our capabilities to educate people to stay abreast of the needs of the private sector."




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