Technical Workers at Zenith Aircraft Company

Business owners in Mexico, Missouri are having a problem of recruiting technical workers. 

Zenith Aircraft Company sells airplanes to people around the world, the company is small but they work like a family. Sebastien Heintz, owner of the company, says the companies is having problem of finding the right person.

Mark Riley welds a fuel tank on Friday, March 2, 2018, at Zenith Aircraft Company in Mexico, Missouri. Riley has been welding for 20 years. “It’s not something a lot of people can do,” Riley said. Even though these are well-paid jobs, companies are still having a difficult time attracting young people to these jobs.

John Blake, an employee at Zenith Aircraft Company, grinds a component for a future part of an airplane on Friday, March 2, 2018 in Mexico, Missouri. Sebastien Heintz, the owner of the company, said he has trouble finding the right people who are qualified to fill jobs. “I think there’s a bit of a disconnect in the education system right now,” Heintz said。


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