Young People Need “Skills That Pay”

Bethanie Miller
Author: Bethanie Miller is the Human Resources Manager at Western Container Corporation in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Meeting the demand for skilled workers will not happen automatically. Communities need to make it a priority.

As I look across Mississippi and see businesses growing and creating good-paying jobs, I am encouraged at the possibilities. There is one thing I am concerned about; it’s whether we will have the workforce needed to keep Mississippi’s economy thriving. Unfortunately, employers across the state are facing a shortage of skilled workers.

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