DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - Mar 8, 2013) - Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The mining industry needs to work harder to recruit and retain the next generation of talent because advanced technology can only get the industry so far, speakers told the annual meeting of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) and the Colorado Mining Association (CMA) in late February in Denver. The critical issue of talent acquisition and retention is the subject of a soon-to-be released study from the National Research Council, an independent research branch of the National Academies (Washington, D.C.).
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