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In a tight labor market, companies bet big on five-year rewards - Reuters
And since hardly anyone stays with a company 30 or 40 years these days, more companies are honoring longevity after only a few years on the job, when staffers are in their prime and most likely to be scouted by rival firms or executive recruiters.
this-week-444  Around-the-web  Matt  workplace  workplace-trends  labor  skilled-labor 
6 hours ago by areadevelopment
The future of work won't be about degrees, it will be about skills - CNBC
Rapid technological change, combined with rising education costs, have made our traditional higher-education system an increasingly anachronistic and risky path. The cost of a college education is so high now that we have reached a tipping point at which the debt incurred often isn't outweighed by future earnings potential.
labor-costs  workforce-development  workforce-training  skilled-labor  skills-gap  education  Around-the-web  this-week-443 
12 days ago by areadevelopment
Understanding the skills gap in the manufacturing industry - Deloitte Insights
Faced with continuing economic expansion and retirement of baby boomers, the US manufacturing industry is looking at a potential shortage of 2.4 million workers in the next decade. How can manufacturers address this expected skills gap?
skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-development  u.s.-manufacturing  STUDIES  Around-the-web  this-week-443-top  insider-12-6-2018 
14 days ago by areadevelopment
Evaluating a Workforce Pipeline During Times of Low Unemployment - Area Development
Although the education levels of a state’s workforce should be a significant consideration for any project expansion or relocation, that data alone may not be sufficient to tell the whole story of the workforce for a particular market.
area-development-features  Matt  site-selection  economic-development  workforce  jobs  labor  skilled-labor 
27 days ago by areadevelopment
Is Your New Economy Workforce Hiding Where You Least Expect It? - Area Development
To get a complete picture of a location’s workforce, site selectors need to look beyond costs to educational attributes and quality of life among other factors.
area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  workforce  skilled-labor  labor  education 
7 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Kentucky Aluminum Supplier to the Auto and Aero Industries Teams with Local College to Develop a Skilled Workforce - Area Development
To ensure its workforce is equipped with the necessary skills upon opening in 2020 in northeastern Kentucky, Braidy Industries has partnered with Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC) to offer the Advanced Integrated Technology (AIT) degree track.
area-development-features  Matt  kentucky  south  automotive-industry  Aerospace  manufacturing  workforce  skilled-labor 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
The Canadian Labor Force Works for Success - Area Development
A highly educated, diverse, low-cost workforce is drawing businesses to set up their facilities in Canada.
area-development-features  Matt  canada  location-canada  workforce  economic-development  site-selection  skilled-labor 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Companies in Virginia’s I-81/I-77 Region Partner With Colleges to Design Customized Training Programs - Area Development
Virginia’s I-81/I-77 region’s manufacturing base of automotive-related and other high-tech companies is taking advantage of its ability to mobilize and customize workforce development programs.
area-development-features  Matt  virginia  south-atlantic  automotive-industry  high-tech  innovation  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  labor  skilled-labor 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Meet the Woman in Charge of Building the Best-Selling Pickup Truck in America - The New York Times
Much has been made of corporate America’s glass ceiling, and the number of top female executives has slumped after climbing in recent years. In manufacturing, the gender gap is far more basic: Women are underrepresented at every level.
women-in-manufacturing  cf-women  u.s.-manufacturing  skilled-labor  workforce-development  Around-the-web  this-week-437 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Developer proposes STEM school for 723-acre IBM Somers site - Westfair
A more than 700-acre Somers campus that once hosted thousands of IBM employees could become home to a private high school focused on science, technology, engineering, math and arts studies.
Around-the-web  this-week-436  Matt  STEM  education  STEM-workforce  skilled-labor  workforce 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Manufacturing is firing on all cylinders, but a lack of skilled workers is squeezing the sector - CNBC
The U.S. manufacturing sector is booming — adding 350,000 jobs since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017. But while a strong economy is helping to bolster the industry, it's also being crunched by an increasingly tight labor market, leaving companies in short supply of workers they desperately need to meet capacity.
this-week-435  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  jobs  labor  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  skilled-labor  skills-gap  economic-development  site-selection 
12 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Orlando: A Prime Destination for a STEM Workforce - Area Development
Although Orlando already has a labor pool possessing STEM skills, it continues to build that resource through a collaboration between its educational institutions, the tech community, and government.
area-development-features  Matt  orlando  Florida  south-atlantic  manufacturing  STEM  workforce  STEM-workforce  skilled-labor  skills-gap  jobs  economic-development  site-selection  education 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
2 in 5 Americans Believe the STEM Worker Shortage is at Crisis Levels - Emerson US
While the survey found students today are twice as likely to study STEM fields compared to their parents, the number of roles requiring STEM expertise is growing at a rate that exceeds current workforce capacity. In manufacturing alone, the National Association of Manufacturing and Deloitte predict the U.S. will need to fill about 3.5 million jobs by 2025; yet as many as 2 million of those jobs may go unfilled, due to difficulty finding people with the skills in demand. 
STEM-workforce  skills-gap  skilled-labor  Around-the-web  surveys  this-week-435  insider-9-10-2018  insider-12-6-2018 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
15 companies that no longer require employees to have a college degree - CNBC
The economy continues to be a friendly place for job seekers today, and not just for the ultra-educated — economists are predicting ever-improving prospects for workers without a degree as well.
this-week-435  Around-the-web  Matt  jobs  workforce  skilled-labor  education 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Location Notebook: Tennessee’s Comprehensive Workforce Development Efforts - Area Development
From offering free postsecondary education to partnering with employers on workforce training programs to identifying skills gaps, Tennessee is tackling the challenge of fulfilling industry’s short- and long-term labor force needs.
area-development-features  Matt  Tennessee  south  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  workforce  workforce-development  skilled-labor  skills-gap  jobs  workforce-training  Location-notebook 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Manufacturers Increase Efforts to Woo Workers to Rural Areas - The New York Times
Shortages may seem counterintuitive, given the widespread fear that automation, robotics and offshoring have all reduced employment in manufacturing. While jobs in absolute numbers have declined from a decade ago, the sustained economic recovery, a lack of skilled workers and the retirement of many baby boomers have led to open positions. Even though the gyrating tariff environment is causing anxiety across industries, manufacturers are still hiring.
baby-boomers  workforce-aging  workforce-development  skilled-labor  skills-gap  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-432-top  insider-9-10-2018 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Scoring Tech Talent in North America 2018 - CBRE
Nearly 6 million highly skilled workers across the U.S. and Canada comprise the tech talent that is leading global innovation by developing the software and devices we depend on and managing the data and systems that ensure functionality of our tech ecosystems.
Around-the-web  skilled-labor  tech  technology  high-tech  innovation  this-week-431-top  market-reports 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Industrial Boomtowns Rise In Unlikely Places As Labor Shortages Shift Site Selection - Bisnow
Automation can fill the labor gap — robots are increasingly playing a role in distribution centers, and the shift to self-driving cars could be a major factor in pushing logistics activity to rural areas — but that puts further strain on the required skill set for human laborers, and some fear one day automation could go too far and replace jobs in these tiny towns.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  skilled-labor  skills-gap  distribution-facility  distribution-centers 
july 2018 by areadevelopment

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