For decades, the U.S. manufacturing industry was a backbone of the economy and a thriving, highly desirable industry. Now, many manufacturers struggle to find new workers to replace those who are retiring. You’ve probably heard of the skills gap in the news, but what is it and how can it be fixed?
The skills gap is an across-the-board industry problem in manufacturing. Many manufacturers report a gap between the talent they desire in an employee and the talent they find in job seekers. A whopping 84% of executives agree that there is a talent shortage in U.S. manufacturing. Even more alarming: 3.4 million jobs will be vacated by retiring baby boomers while only 1.4 million will be filled by qualified candidates. That’s 2 million jobs hanging in limbo.
Manufacturers like Dayton Rogers are fighting back against the skills gap. Some of the solutions include:
What does the future of manufacturing hold? Only time will tell. With these new efforts, we hope to shorten and close the skills gap in manufacturing. Interested in learning more about what Dayton Rogers has to offer? Check out our current employment opportunities.
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