Angela Hill: Louisiana not ready for job explosion
Louisiana is bracing for an explosion in jobs…69,000 jobs to be exact. We’re talking jobs with a math and science background. Are we prepared?
No, says Steven Waguespack, new head of the Louisiana Association of Business & Industry. He just completed a statewide tour; talking with employers big and small and what he learned is discouraging at best.
Not only is there real concern for the future, what he heard from employers is that they’re having a tough time finding workers today…workers who will show up on time, know how to talk politely to customers and who can pass a drug test.
Our guests--Mr. Waguespack is with is Mike Mitternight, president of factory service agency and past president of LABI. He has been a business leader for years. Also, joining the discussion--Jill Garner, who has a non-profit company called “Manners of the Heart,” that teaches the soft skills needed in today’s working world.
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How did we get in this situation? And, more importantly, how are we going to fix it?
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