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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 
10 hours ago 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 
14 days ago 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 
24 days ago 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 
25 days ago by areadevelopment
Old-line Chicago food companies fight to attract talent - Crain's Chicago Business
After years in which the consumer packaged-goods world's existential crisis prompted cost-cutting, layoffs and a talent exodus, legacy companies like Tyson and Conagra are trying to lure top-level corporate talent to guide their newfound commitment to innovation.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  food-industry  food-processing  workforce  skilled-labor  jobs  innovation 
4 weeks ago by areadevelopment
The U.S. labor shortage is reaching a critical point - CNBC
A report Thursday from ADP and Moody’s Analytics cast an even brighter light on what is becoming one of the most important economic stories of 2018: the difficulty employers are having in finding qualified employees to fill a record 6.7 million job openings.
this-week-430  Around-the-web  Matt  jobs  economy  economic-development  skilled-labor  skills-gap 
6 weeks ago by areadevelopment
China Mines Silicon Valley for Tech Talent - WSJ
Alarmed, Trump administration could take action this week to protect the U.S.’s technological edge and national security
skilled-labor  china  competitiveness  trade-war  workforce-migration  business-globalization  Around-the-web  this-week-430 
7 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Increasing the Ranks of Women in Manufacturing - Area Development
We clearly have a branding problem when it comes to attracting women to manufacturing, and this problem affects all parts of the skills pipeline in channeling women into this industry.
area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  manufacturing  skilled-labor  skills-gap  women-in-manufacturing  jobs  advanced-manufacturing 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
The Art and Science of Assessing the Labor Market - Area Development
Only through a combination of data analysis (the science) and labor interviews (the art) can a company be sure of choosing a location where its workforce needs are satisfied now and in the future.
area-development-features  Matt  labor  labor-costs  skills-gap  skilled-labor  workforce  jobs  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
A “Marshall Plan” to Develop and Attract Talent - Area Development
When businesses are considering where to set up shop or expand existing operations, one of the driving influences behind their decision is access to talent.
area-development-features  Matt  workforce  jobs  skilled-labor  skills-gap  economic-development  site-selection  Michigan  midwest 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Companies Can Address Talent Shortages by Partnering with Educators - HBR
One approach that has proven to be successful in recent years consists of targeted partnerships between business and education. To facilitate these, companies typically begin by assessing their human capital needs and job requirements, and then collaborate with schools to produce workers with the needed skills.
skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-development  university-economic-development  Around-the-web  this-week-427  sfp-insider-6-13-2018 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Now Fighting for Top Tech Talent: Makers of Turbines, Tools and Toyotas - WSJ
‘Waiting too long and losing a great candidate’— firms like Siemens step up their recruiting game to vie against the likes of Google
skilled-labor  workforce-development  industry4.0  Around-the-web  this-week-427 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Thinking Outside the Box to Fulfill Workforce Needs - Area Development
Some businesses are looking to nontraditional labor pools — including ex-offenders, recovering addicts, and those with disabilities — as potential employees.
area-development-features  Matt  workforce  workforce-training  skilled-labor  skills-gap  manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection 
11 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Five key factors influencing headquarters decisions - JLL Real Views
For both fast-growing small companies and established multi-nationals, cost is no longer king in the search for a new corporate headquarters.

As companies across a wide range of industries face limited talent pools, new priorities are reshaping relocation efforts, focusing far more on people than balance sheets.
corporate-headquarters  corporate-relocation  site-selection-factors  workforce-availability  skilled-labor  Around-the-web  workforce-development  this-week-426 
12 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Small Nevada businesses struggle to find qualified candidates – Las Vegas Review-Journal
High and many other small-business owners in Nevada have hit a wall finding employees with the right skill sets. A 2018 survey by Nevada State Bank and Applied Analysis found more than two-thirds of businesses find it somewhat or very difficult to recruit qualified candidates. The state’s education system and a lack of economic diversification may be at fault, experts say.
jobs  workforce-availability  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-training  las-vegas  regional-reports  Nevada  Around-the-web  sfp-insider-6-13-2018 
12 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Minnesota Manufacturers Face Potential Labor Shortage - US News
An annual manufacturing survey by a Minnesota industry organization shows the sector may face labor shortages.
regional-reports  midwest  minnesota  u.s.-manufacturing  labor  labor-shortages  skilled-labor  skills-gap  Around-the-web  this-week-425 
12 weeks ago by areadevelopment
How the World’s Biggest Companies Are Fine-Tuning the Robot Revolution - WSJ
Automation is leading to job growth in certain industries where machines take on repetitive tasks, freeing humans for more creative duties
this-week-425-top  Around-the-web  automation  skilled-labor  shop-floor  workforce-training 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
How Bad Is the Labor Shortage? Cities Will Pay You to Move There - WSJ
Towns with unfilled jobs are handing out money, student-debt relief and home-purchase assistance to lure potential employees–one by one
this-week-423  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  jobs  labor  skilled-labor  skills-gap 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
The Future U.S. Workforce Calls for More Technology Skills - Council on Foreign Relations
The challenge facing the United States today is to rebuild the links among work, opportunity, and economic security for all Americans in the face of accelerating technological change.
this-week-422  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  skilled-labor  skills-gap  labor  tech  technology  high-tech 
may 2018 by areadevelopment

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