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Elko Wire Rope Cites Skilled Labor Shortage

Posted on November 5, 2012

Northern Nevada Business Weekly recently highlighted concerns in the Northeastern Nevada area, and undoubtedly across the nation, of companies struggling to find skilled labor, particularly in the construction sector.

“Ben Reeves of Elko Wire Rope and Mining Supply  says his company employs eight and would hire another person if it found the right candidate. The company receives between five and 10 applications per month, but Elko Wire Rope is selective because of the cohesion required for a small team. Someone with a background in mining would be an ideal fit, Reeves says. Trouble is, most people that fit that profile already are working somewhere. Most of the job applications Elko Wire Rope receives are from people who are newcomers to town and are greenhorns to the mining industry.”

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