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Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Generation Z More Likely Than Millennials to Pursue Work in Manufacturing, Poll Finds

July 18, 2019

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Millennials are over — the next generation is about to enter the workforce, and new polling reveals they could be more likely than their immediate predecessors to enter manufacturing. Leaning2Lead (L2L), a data and software analysis company, found that 27 […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Musk’s SpaceX Laying Off 10% of Workforce

January 14, 2019

Via: Industry Week

SpaceX is taking the ax to its headquarters in California. Hours after launching its first rocket of the new year on Friday morning, the Elon Musk-led company told employees that roughly 10% of SpaceX’s workforce would be laid off. Stunned […]


Design & Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Jaguar Land Rover plans to cut 5,000 jobs, paper says

December 17, 2018

Via: Automotive News

The UK luxury automaker, owned by India’s Tata Motors will outline the measures in January as part of a three-year cost-cutting program, the paper said, citing several unidentified people close to the company. JLR has been hit hard due to […]


Logistics, Process

Top 10 manufacturing trends for 2019

December 7, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

10. Investment / funding for SMEs As established enterprises wrestle with becoming more innovative and agile, ‘buying in’ that mindset and approach will be an increasingly attractive option. For start-ups and SMEs, the benefit is being able to access funding […]


Regulations

IBM lawsuit casts diversity in starkly competitive terms

February 15, 2018

Via: Reuters

International Business Machines Corp’s (IBM.N) insistence in a new lawsuit that its efforts to recruit and maintain a diverse workforce are trade secrets bucks a trend towards transparency and highlights how companies can see the issue in competitive terms, business […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

How to Create a “Maker” Workforce

January 9, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Fremont, California, is experiencing a boom in manufacturing. It’s the fourth largest city in the Bay Area, and home to over 800 manufacturing companies which employ 26,000, accounting for 25% of the workforce. Large companies such as Boston Scientific, Western […]


Regulations

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 […]