I suspect that the lack of applicants has something to with the fact that actual physical labor might be involved. Lead being heavy & all. Anyone who has dealt with the younger members of the work force has seen a decline in the modern work ethic. Add in the fact that the company has the "Bullet" in the name, which is evil. Additionally, lead being one of the great killers of our time, the idea of actually being within 500 feet of anything lead probably scares people. It's scarier than the paint chips they ate as a child.
There is a simple way to solve that - it is called making the job lucrative enough to attract qualified personnel
It's essentially an entry level trainee job, at least at first. Just how much is it supposed to pay? I doubt that very many people with extensive bullet casting experience are combing the want ads looking for work in that part of Missouri.
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