The president and CEO of St. Marys Foundry (St. Marys, Ohio), an AFS Corporate Member, spoke to members of Congress on behalf of AFS about the skills gap and small business workforce shortages June 14.
Angela Dine Schmeisser, a fourth-generation owner whose foundry employs 160 people, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business during a hearing titled “Shrinking the Skills Gap: Solutions to the Small Business Workforce Shortage.”
The hearing examined the state of the current small business workforce and provided an opportunity for small business owners and experts to provide innovative solutions to combat the small business employee shortage.
The hearing was recorded. Schmeisser's testimony picks up at minute 24 at this link: https://smallbusiness.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=400921.
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