Immigrants thrive as Worcester bucks nationwide labor crisis

Technology and automation were supposed to take over some of those jobs, and theoretically they can, but the prices to upgrade are out of reach for 95 percent of companies. This leaves society in a decades-long hole between a labor shortage and affordable robots.

Editorial: In Worcester, and beyond, training is Job No. 1

There is much good news about the economy, but the lack of trained workers threatens to slow growth. A recent report about the Worcester Jobs Fund shows just one of the steps being taken to train the workers needed to keep the economy moving in the right direction.