Tucson's challenge: Building talent to fill better-paying jobs

2013-04-27T13:00:00Z Tucson's challenge: Building talent to fill better-paying jobsDavid Wichner, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 27, 2013 1:00 pm  • 

Mining companies that can’t find enough qualified workers.

Manufacturers who can’t fill jobs for skilled machinists.

A shortage in skilled computer workers hitting government agencies.

Even with the unemployment rate hovering near 7 percent in Pima County, many employers are looking to hire workers with specific skills.

Connecting the dots between local workers and skills in high demand is critically important to providing good jobs and driving economic development, local industry and government officials say, as the Star presents its 32nd annual Star 200 survey of the region’s biggest employers.

Read more of this story in a special section, the Star 200, in the print edition of Sunday's Arizona Daily Star.

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