US Congress yesterday passed legislation to create a federal Interagency Aerospace Revitalization Task Force charged with reversing the US's decline in aviation manufacturing workers. According to the Aerospace Industries Assn., which lobbied for the bill's passage, there is an "ominous shortage [of] younger, technically skilled professionals in the aerospace industry." Average age of aerospace manufacturing workers in the US now exceeds 50 and 27% of the workforce will become eligible for ...

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