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Craig Klug, an extrusion press operator, works at Alexandria Industries in Alexandria, Minnesota. The component manufacturer, with about 550 employees, is facing a shortage of workers to fill skilled and unskilled positions. (Jenn Ackerman / The New York Times)

Manufacturers increase efforts to woo workers to rural areas

Some recruiting methods: Higher wages, tax incentives for those relocating and the forgiveness of student loans, as well as enhanced training for students, new recruits and current employees.

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