In the United States workers are under trained and overpaid unless they increase their skill levels to exceed those of competitors in other countries. Eventually international business pressures could reduce American wages to those of other countries. No one wants to see wages decline but at the same time thousands of jobs in American manufacturing companies go begging because no workers with the skills to fill them can be found.
There are good qualities training programs to be found and can substantially increase the skills of American Manufacturing workers. However; manufacturers could help themselves by providing a quality training program. Just remember, reward your employees for their efforts lest they find themselves worth more than are earning and move on to another manufacturer.
Source: VMA Magazine