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Brandon Peterson practices a vertical weld using a stick welder during a recent lab in Brian Suckow’s welding course at Northland Community and Technical College in East Grand Forks, Minn.
North Dakota sports young skilled labor force
GRAND FORKS — North Dakota’s skilled labor workforce is among the youngest in the country.
The portion of skilled laborers — electricians, welders, machinists — approaching retirement age in North Dakota is well below the national average, according to data compiled by an international labor market analysis firm.
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