‘You can come here and make a good living’: Schott in Southbridge searches wider for workers to make fiber optics

Schott North America grew its businesses here by 10 percent in 2017 and executives say the company could do the same in 2018. But Schott  — which continues the pioneering work in  fiber optic glass once done here by American Optical Co. —  is having trouble trying to hire the people it needs to fill new jobs and to backfill jobs vacated by retiring employees. The German company has two businesses in Southbridge: lighting and imaging and electronics packaging.

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