In 2017, the economy has enjoyed a rotation of workers into productive industries in the goods-producing sector, with manufacturing payrolls on track for their best year since 2014.
A gap of 20 million workers means it is imperative now for manufacturers to reach far beyond their traditional recruiting efforts if they want to survive.
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