October 31, 2012
U.S. minerals mining is putting Americans back to work and helping improve the U.S. economy. Mining companies from around the country are working to employ military veterans who are uniquely qualified to fill these highly specialized positions. However, Ram-Enterprise in Elko, Nev., like most mining companies in the area, is under the gun to find the highly skilled labor—mechanics, millwrights, construction workers and other well-trained craftsmen—they need. As reported by Northern Nevada Business Weekly, the source of the problem is a persistent workforce skills gap.