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Leading technician Matt Kulset works Oct. 8, 2012, on the autogenous lab at the Epitopix production facility in Willmar. Recruiters for manufacturing jobs need to emphasize that modern-day plants are clean, automated, highly technical and advanced. (Tribune file photo)

Survey: Manufacturers are hopeful, but workforce worries loom large

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WILLMAR — Attracting and keeping qualified workers remains a persistent challenge for Minnesota manufacturers, and there are indications that the problem is spreading.

Two-thirds of the manufacturing CEOs surveyed for Enterprise Minnesota’s annual “The State of Manufacturing” report said it’s difficult to recruit, and many have begun to list it as one of their key concerns.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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