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APT Manufacturing Solutions

The pool of skilled workers is shallow in the area near the Ohio-Indiana border where APT Manufacturing Solutions is based. The company has responded in part by teaching manufacturing skills to high school students.

Credit: Andrew Spear for The New York Times

For Anthony Nighswander, rock-bottom unemployment is both a headache and an opportunity. For businesses and workers, it could be the key to reversing one of the country's most vexing economic problems: slow productivity growth.

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