Tom Deany of Nor-Cal Products commented that he struggles to recruit skilled local workers.
"I have difficulty matching jobs with peoples' skill levels," he
said, noting that Nor-Cal
spent $200,000 last year recruiting workers from out of the state.
"In 2010, I left $1 million on the table because I didn't have the manpower to fill jobs ...
I don't want to leave $1 million on the table," Deany
stated that he
would like for more skilled trades to be taught at the high school level so local young people may be work-ready after graduation.
also noted that the work ethic of many young people is a problem when recruiting locally.