Talking ‘essentials’ with John Ratzenberger

| October 11, 2012

Ratzenberger, who often mixes humor with his message, drives home his point with a sober reminder that we are not heading for a “cliff effect” with our current labor force woes. He says we are already at the cliff, and unless we produce more skilled workers, this country is facing a downward spiral.

“A third-world country is someplace you go and the lights may or may not work. That’s because they don’t have people with the skills for the upkeep of that particular system. That applies to sewer systems, water systems, electrical systems and on down the line,” Ratzenberger says. “What you’re facing in trucking is what we are facing in every single industry.”

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