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Talent Management

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

It used to be that hiring chemists, engineers, mechanics, office personnel, and other staff to work at a chemical company had a lot to do with offering a competitive salary and benefits package. But, as retirement looms for the first wave of baby boomers and the number of math and science graduates and skilled “craft” workers shrinks, some chemical companies say that that criteria alone is not enough to sustain an effective workforce. They say the industry is headed for serious labor shortages in coming years. They say the good news is that they are...

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