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8 The PCB Magazine • May 2017 It seems that I am extra-sensitive to topics in the news that coincide with an upcoming mag- azine topic—I see headlines in newspapers, sud- denly the subject comes up in conversations, in email, and even in other media. And I think, is it just me or is everyone talking about this at the same time? This was ever more so for this issue we're calling Help Wanted! But in this case, it wasn't just because I was sensitized to the topic. Every- one is talking about the graying of our indus- try and the lack of qualified applicants for jobs ranging from manufacturing personnel to en- gineers and even management. Who will take over when we retire? Who will run the PCB fab- rication business in another five, 10, or 15 years? Are the millennials we keep hearing about go- ing to pick up the slack or not? (You don't want to hear that again, do you?) Way back in January you may recall the re- by Patty Goldman I-CONNECT007 Help Wanted—and How! PATTY'S PERSPECTIVE

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