(Willmar MN-) Kandiyohi County Commissioner Harlan Madsen says government, like private industry, is looking at how to deal with personnel shortages. Madsen says last week the joint Kandiyohi-Renville County Community Health Board met and a hot topic was how to deal with the loss of many employees in the coming years due to retirement.
Madsen says earlier this month the Willmar and Kandiyohi County Economic Development Commission met with a local manufacturing company which is trying to have a resurgence of apprenticeship and on-the-job training to try and fill 30-to-40 positions in technology, welding needed in the coming years. The company said the workers just aren’t there.
(JP Cola, KWLM)