By Janet Ady, President/CEO Ady Voltedge


Everywhere you turn, it seems, we're being told about the lack of talent. (See my earlier blog about the cause of this: Is it a skills gap or a wage gap?). As economic developers and companies, however, we like to do something about it.


Advanced Technology Services, Inc. is what I would describe as a specialized employment agency. This firm now fills 3,000 machinery repair and maintenance positions for manufacturers such as Caterpillar, United Technologies and Honda Motor Company. 


How do they fill so many in-demand positions? Here are some of their techniques:

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