The manufacturing industry is facing tremendous growth over the next decade with close to 3.5 million new jobs opening up. It sounds like great news, but a skills gap—the inability for companies to find talented, skilled workers—will result in an alarming shortfall in which 2.5 million of those jobs will likely remain unfilled.
Manufacturing needs talent to innovate
As the situation stands today, much of the industry’s recruitment and retention tactics are lacking and must change. A new strategy is simply a matter of survival. For manufacturing companies to operate their businesses—and thrive—they will need talented workers to innovate and create growth. It is therefore critical to identify new sources of talent while actively working to solve the industry’s known pitfalls of recruitment and retention.