Recently PMPA member Darlene Miller told the White House Jobs Council that what we needed were skilled workers.
“Not just labor, we don’t have labor jobs, we need  to hire people with skills. People who can add value right away when they start on the job.”
Here’s a video from NBC news last week that shows the same thing.

The want ads list plenty of openings for skilled set up  personnel and machine operators.
Interestingly- they did so even through the worst of the recession.
Get skills to get a job.