Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022 - The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce brought together more than 200 business, education and community leaders, and state and national dignitaries, to celebrate the Chamber Foundation winning a $9.62 million federal Good Jobs Challenge Grant.
"Mike Arntson, plant manager for Cardinal IG in Fargo, said his company has seen “unprecedented demand" for its products and services and needs more trained workers.
Cardinal IG has “400 of those good jobs, and we have 368 teammates, so you can see the deficit there," Arntson said.
Dissolving barriers to getting job training to enter the work world is key to easing the workforce crunch, he said.
“As industry leaders, it’s up to us to support this initiative by getting involved to ensure our businesses and education partners are aligned” in regard to students’ needs, he said. “If we are indeed a posse, let's ride!”"
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