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Packaging Machinery Technicians
The U.S. Department of Labor reports little change or slower than the average employment growth through 2018 for packaging and filling machine operators and tenders. However, with the growth of the packaging industry, which grosses more than $100 billion a year, a nationwide shortage of trained packaging technicians has developed over the last 20 years. There are far more openings than there are qualified applicants.