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Mayors on Why Manufacturing Matters in the Modern Economy

October 19, 2017

Via: the Alliance for American Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing is critical to economic sustainability and innovation. San Francisco once was one of America’s great manufacturing cities, home to factories that made everything from Levi’s jeans to consumer electronics. But like many cities, San Francisco offshored much of […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Five Steps for Enabling Workforce Readiness

September 26, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Even as global automakers build new facilities and look to surpass producing 90 million light vehicles for the first time this year (Global Light Vehicle Production Summary, IHS Automotive, March 2016), their workforces are being strained on a number of […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

A Guide to Hiring Veterans to Fill the Manufacturing Skills Gap

August 23, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Innovation Blog

On the surface, the manufacturing industry’s “good news, bad news” scenario appears to lean toward the good. The 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index projects the U.S. will be the most competitive manufacturing economy in the world, currently being held by […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Misconceptions of U.S. Manufacturing Hinder Women’s Job Prospects

August 10, 2017

Via: Industry Week

In 2016, women accounted for just 29% of all U.S. manufacturing jobs. When you consider that women make up 47% of the entire U.S. workforce, that’s an alarmingly low number. What’s even more alarming is that the problem has nothing […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Manufacturing Adds Jobs for Seventh Time in Eight Months

August 7, 2017

Via: Industry Week

The U.S. labor market hit its stride in July, as employers added workers at a solid clip, the jobless rate matched a 16-year low and monthly wage growth picked up. Payrolls rose 209,000 in July, well above the estimate of 180,000, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

The Only Manufacturing Skills Shortage That Matters

July 26, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Research shows that over a million manufacturing jobs sit unfilled right now. That number is expected to increase to over 3 million by the end of this decade. A skills shortage is to blame, say most. “We need CNC operators, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Harley-Davidson Layoffs Undercut Trump’s Manufacturing Push

July 20, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Harley-Davidson Inc., the motorcycle maker President Donald Trump has praised for its U.S. manufacturing presence, is cutting workers as younger American consumers buy fewer bikes than baby boomers. CEOr Matt Levatich told analysts on July 18 that the company planned […]


Logistics, Process

Why Strengthening the U.S. Supply Chain is Critical to Strengthening U.S. Manufacturing

July 20, 2017

Via: the Alliance for American Manufacturing

MForesight looks at the importance of suppliers to manufacturers. A chain is only as strong as its weakest leak — and that’s definitely true in manufacturing. MForesight: Alliance for Manufacturing Foresight, a federally-funded national consortium focused on enhancing U.S. manufacturing, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

How to Fix Manufacturing’s Poor Image

July 14, 2017

Via: Industry Week

U.S. manufacturing suffers from an important image problem that undermines its competitiveness, according to a new survey released on July 13 by Deloitte, along with the Manufacturing Institute. Only 50% of Americans think manufacturing jobs are interesting and less than 30% are […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Women are Oil Industry’s Great ‘Untapped Reserve’ Says Study

July 13, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Women are “chronically” under-represented in the oil and gas industry and the sector is losing out by failing to draw on their skills, a study said on July 12. Women account for just 22% of workers in the oil and […]