Keeping your focus: the labor, manpower crisis

Perhaps this is the opportunity for the trades to get some much-needed national exposure at the highest levels I urge everyone who reads this column to make an effort to expand the coverage that the manpower issue has gotten The best way to get some mileage out of the current exposure is to act locally while thinking nationally This issue is one which our trades must adopt and work for

In the January column, I mentioned labor and manpower as being something that was an ongoing problem, and I wanted to leave it out of our series on focusing your attention on the things that you can do to make a real difference in your operation and bottom line. That was before Mike Rowe of “Dirty Jobs” did a Wal-Mart commercial and thrust the very real manpower/labor crisis into the national spotlight.

I have tried to contact Mr. Rowe for an interview yesterday, but have

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