Advocates and workers in many states are now trying to do more to raise awareness about the importance of a higher minimum wage.
People in just about every industry have been hearing about the growing skills gap for some time.
The manufacturing sector has come a long way in a relatively short time since the end of the recession.
Many states have laws that explicitly prohibit individual municipalities from creating minimum wages that are higher than the state's level.
The way the supply chain works has changed rapidly in recent years, and only continues to evolve.
In manufacturing, safety is everything.
Many states are now trying to raise their minimum wages through legislative means and most are finding success in doing so, at least to some extent.
Manufacturing efforts across the U.S. are expanding slowly but surely.
For some time now, Maryland has been working to become yet another state that guarantees the vast majority of its workers at least $15 per hour in salary.
The idea that the federal minimum wage needs to be increased for the first time in more than a decade has gained a lot of traction of late.
Historically, the manufacturing sector has been a man's world.
Across the U.S., manufacturing has made a significant comeback thanks to the reshoring of more jobs and an improving economy.
The manufacturing industry is facing a skills gap so severe that millions of jobs are likely to be created but go unfilled throughout the sector in the next several years.
Even with so many states now increasing their minimum wage levels above and beyond the federal low of just $7.25 per hour, there are still a number of holdouts that have taken the next step for their residents.
Across the U.S., many in the manufacturing sector have bemoaned the ever-growing skills gap as something that hinders not only the industry, but the entire economy.
In recent years, Maryland has been a leading state where lawmakers have recognized the necessity of a higher minimum wage.
Florida is one of many highly populous states where workers' advocates have been pushing for a higher minimum wage for some time.
Across the U.S., industry and worker alike have found a big benefit in boosting manufacturing training opportunities for young people.
The Lone Star State's economy has come a long way in recent years, thanks in no small part to the strength of its manufacturing sector in particular.
Across the U.S., factories have once again become hubs of high-level production and hiring, with demand rising and the economy booming.
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