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How Will Labor Shortages Impact Metal Fabrication in 2022?

Today’s society faces skills shortages in many essential areas, and metal fabrication is one of them. The reasons are not easy to pinpoint. One issue is that many experienced workers are close to retirement age, and there are not enough younger people to replace them. Relatedly, it takes a while for knowledge transfer to happen.

Another concern is that younger people may not immediately consider working in metal fabrication jobs. That’s especially true if they perceive them as dirty or dangerous or if family members or peers push them toward other options.

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