Where have all the Tool & Die/Mold Makers Gone???
Working with a solid company, very employee oriented, really GREAT benefits package, regular salary reviews, etc., in central Alabama. We’ve been looking for a Tool & Die/Mold Maker for a 2nd shift position for SIX MONTHS !
I get a couple of calls a month for out of work mold makers looking for work. The business environment in California seems to have a lot of companies closing or moving out of state. I agree with John there needs to be more attention given to trade schools so there will be another generation of manufacturers coming up. It almost seems that the moldmaking and manufacturing is not exciting enough for kids these days. With the newer technology and faster machining capabilities I think it is more exciting then ever. I,ve been in the trade 29 years and have had my shop for 20 of those, this is the toughest I've seen it. Best of luck in your search.