N.J. manufacturers: We need more qualified applicants to fill jobs

John W. Kennedy, CEO of the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, (left) with state Senator Anthony R. Bucco (R-25) at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park for the State of the State event hosted by the NJMEP on Friday, March 31, 2017.

FLORHAM PARK — At a summit held by manufacturing leaders for state legislators last week, manufacturers said one of the biggest challenges facing the industry is finding qualified applicants to fill positions. “We have great schools in New Jersey, at every level, but no real program management goals when it comes to vocational schooling, and that’s…


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