Troy, MI -The proportion of engineers and scientists in the 50–59 age bracket is twice that found in the rest of the labor force, according to a survey from Kelly Scientific Resources. Thirty-two percent were aged 50–59 versus 16% reported in U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Twenty percent were over 60. Only 6.2% of the rest of the workforce fill this age group. "Companies should realize that there is going to be a shortage of experienced professionals in the next ten years," says Rolf Kliener, a senior vice president at Kelly Scientific Resources.
Engineers and scientists between 50 and 59 32% Entire work force between 50 and 59 16% Engineers and scientists over 60 20% Entire work force over 60 6.2%
Fifty-six-year-old Pasquale Russo has been doing metalwork for more than 30 years in a tiny southern Italy village. Many craftsmen like him brought with them fabrication skills when they came from the Old World to America.
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