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Bridging the Gulf

1:44 PM MDT | April 18, 2007 | Esther D’Amico

The shortage of carpenters, electricians, pipe fitters and other “craft” workers who keep plants running is a particular problem in the U.S. Gulf Coast region, where reconstruction efforts are ongoing following the major 2005 hurricanes, chemical companies say. Several firms and groups have launched programs to retain their craft workforce and attract new talent, but industry executives say that more needs to be done. To that end, many have signed up for the “Gulf Coast Workforce Development” initiative, which aims to recruit and train up...

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