aerospace workers http://www.kplu.org en New aerospace jobs highlight skills gap in Washington http://www.kplu.org/post/new-aerospace-jobs-highlight-skills-gap-washington OLYMPIA, Wash. - Two aerospace companies plan to expand their operations in Washington. Governor Chris Gregoire made that announcement Monday from the Farnborough Air Show in London. But the news highlights a gap between the legions of unemployed and the skills they need for many new jobs.<p>Everett, Washington is a good microcosm for the so-called skills gap. The industrial city north of Seattle is home to Boeing and hundreds of key aerospace suppliers.<p>That industry is booming. In fact, Italy-based UMBRA has just announced plans to expand its Everett operation. Mon, 09 Jul 2012 22:18:29 +0000 5550 at http://www.kplu.org New aerospace jobs highlight skills gap in Washington Boeing employs 80,000; many more workers needed soon http://www.kplu.org/post/boeing-employs-80000-many-more-workers-needed-soon <p>The same day Boeing announced it is employing more than 80,000 workers in Washington for the first time in nearly a dozen years, Sen. Maria Cantwell said the state needs 21,000 more educated and trained workers to fill jobs in the aviation industry in the next decade.</p><p> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 21:03:56 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 2977 at http://www.kplu.org Boeing employs 80,000; many more workers needed soon