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Manufacturing is cool again and it needs skilled workers - Detroit Free Press
For the past several decades, the number of professionals entering manufacturing had decreased as many talented, young professionals have sought work in Silicon Valley and other tech regions. This is no longer the case.
this-week-447  Around-the-web  Matt  skilled-labor  labor  skills-gap  manufacturing  additive-manufacturing  jobs  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  economic-development 
5 days ago by areadevelopment
The Technology 202: Technology companies turn to apprenticeships in tight labor market - The Washington Post
Seventeen companies, including IBM, Ford, Canon, Sprint, Postmates and Bosch, have committed to expand apprenticeships to thousands of workers across 20 states to help fill a shortage of trained tech talent.
apprenticeships  workforce-training  skills-gap  workforce-development  high-tech  Around-the-web  this-week-446 
13 days ago by areadevelopment
Attracting and Retaining Top Talent in the New Normal - Area Development
Siemens has taken a new proactive approach to fulfilling its labor force needs with revamped recruiting, onboarding, retention, and training programs.
area-development-features  Matt  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  skilled-labor  skills-gap  manufacturing  Siemens  STEM 
21 days ago by areadevelopment
How Manufacturers Will Tackle the Talent Shortage in 2019 - IndustryWeek
The lack of workers is one of manufacturing's most dire situations. The good news is 2019 will be a year the industry attacks it head on.
this-week-445  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  labor  skilled-labor  STEM  skills-gap  manufacturing  economic-development  workforce-development  workforce-training 
4 weeks ago by areadevelopment
This startup lets manufacturing companies hire skilled workers on demand - Built In Chicago
Finding skilled talent in the tech world isn’t easy. Turns out, it’s a major problem for the manufacturing industry as well.
this-week-446  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  startup  skilled-labor  skills-gap 
5 weeks 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  insider-12-20-2018 
8 weeks 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 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
2018 Manufacturing Skills Gap Study - Deloitte US
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is transforming the world of work through artificial intelligence, advanced robotics, automation, analytics, and the Internet of Things. Despite common fears, these technologies are likely to create more jobs than they replace—as illustrated by the tight labor conditions in the US and global manufacturing industry.
u.s.-manufacturing  skills-gap  workforce-development  robotics  internet-of-things  automation  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-442-top  insider-12-20-2018 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Why Foxconn Is Considering Engineers From China - Forbes
Some controversy emerged with a report that Foxconn, a Taiwanese company, plans to transfer engineers from China into Wisconsin to staff its large expansion into the state. A look at the demand for high-skilled talent nationwide and the small number of graduate students in key technical fields at Wisconsin universities might make Foxconn’s thinking more understandable.
foxconn  workforce-training  skills-gap  wisconsin  Around-the-web 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
US takes first step toward a quantum computing workforce - MIT Technology Review
The pioneer behind a new national plan says it could help the US compete—and address a looming shortage of quantum engineers.
STEM-workforce  skills-gap  workforce-development  competitiveness  Around-the-web  this-week-437  sfp-insider-9-25-2018 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
America's High-Tech STEM Crisis - Hudson Institute
America is in a race for high-tech supremacy with China. The question is, whether we will have enough future engineers and scientists to secure our lead in that race; or whether, for the first time, leadership in advanced technologies will pass to a leading geopolitical and economic competitor.
competitiveness  china  STEM-workforce  education  workforce-training  Around-the-web  skills-gap  this-week-436  insider-12-6-2018 
september 2018 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 
september 2018 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
The IT revolution and the globalisation of R&D - VOX, CEPR Policy Portal
US firms have begun shifting R&D investment towards non-traditional destinations such as China, India, and Israel. The column argues that this is a response to a shortage in software and IT-related human capital within the US. When US multinationals are able to import talent or export R&D work, this reinforces US technological leadership. Conversely, politically engineered constraints on this response will undermine the competitiveness of US-based firms.
research&development  tech-transfer  business-globalization  skills-gap  competitiveness  Around-the-web  this-week-435  insider-9-10-2018  sfp-insider-10-26-2018 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Introducing Regional Underemployment - Chmura
The unemployment rate in the United States is at historically low levels, coming in at 3.9% for July 2018, with many observers suggesting the nation is now at full employment. Despite the low unemployment rate, some questions remain about the state of the workforce. For example, one question is “how is the employment being utilized?” Or to put it another way, just because people have jobs right now, does that mean they have good jobs? One way to measure employment utilization is to look at the underemployment rate.
labor  underemployment  demographics  Around-the-web  economic-analysis  regional-reports  skills-gap  this-week-435  insider-9-10-2018 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
At Gigafactory, Workers from Japan teach Americans to Make Batteries - KUNR
In recent years, companies around the country have complained that many American workers lack the skills needed to operate in manufacturing. As KUNR’s Tim Lenard reports, battery-maker Panasonic is bringing over specialists from their factories in Japan in order to train new workers at the Gigafactory outside Reno.
tesla  batteries  electric-vehicle  tech-transfer  skills-gap  workforce-training  gigafactory  Around-the-web  this-week-434  insider-9-10-2018 
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
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
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 
july 2018 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 
june 2018 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 
june 2018 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 
june 2018 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  insider-9-10-2018 
june 2018 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 
may 2018 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 
may 2018 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 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Colleges are Adding Programs in a Once-Decimated Industry - Assembly Magazine
As robots take over much of the manual labor in factories, the new jobs being created tend to require computer and engineering skills and advanced training. That’s helped to fuel a boomlet of college investment in manufacturing programs.
u.s.-manufacturing  workforce-training  skills-gap  automation  advanced-manufacturing  this-week-424-top  Around-the-web 
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
Seven Jobs Robots Will Create-or Expand - WSJ
Artificial intelligence threatens to destroy a lot of jobs. But there’s another side to the story.
ai  automation  jobs  skilled-labor  skills-gap  Around-the-web  this-week-423-top 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
The Time for Retraining Is Now - MIT Sloan Management Review
Rather than wait to see the answer about whether more jobs will be lost or be gained, we need to act now to enable current employers and employees to gain the skills they are going to need in the brave new world of AI technology. Let’s look at some examples of what is currently being done.
automation  industry4.0  workforce-training  STEM-workforce  skills-gap  Around-the-web  this-week-422-top  sfp-insider-6-13-2018 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
STEM Saves the World: How the Avengers Made the Heroes Manufacturing Needs - IndustryWeek
The jobs pay well and are rewarding, but America’s manufacturers have an image problem and talent shortage. The STEM fields needed for these roles project heroism on the big screen, but can that translate to the factory floor?
this-week-422  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  jobs  workforce  skilled-labor  skills-gap  STEM 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
How Tech Companies Can Help Upskill the U.S. Workforce - HBR
The stakes are high and the time is right. Silicon Valley has created extraordinary wealth and has changed the nature of work. In so doing, it has also catalyzed unparalleled job disruption. It’s time for technology players–in Silicon Valley and beyond–to use the power of technology to more closely partner and coordinate with educators, employers, and government leaders – to make sure that every person in the American workforce is trained for success in the 21st century economy.
skilled-labor  skills-gap  advanced-industries  workforce-development  silicon-valley  Around-the-web  this-week-413  insider-4-25-2018 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
First Person: Apprenticeship Programs Are a Win-Win for Industries and Workers - Area Development
Area Development’s editor recently asked Kim Nichols, the CEO of Franklin Apprenticeships, about how modernized apprenticeships can change the perception of the manufacturing industry while helping to satisfy its workforce needs, as well as the needs of other advanced industries.
area-development-features  Matt  apprenticeships  workforce  workforce-development  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-training  education 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
How to Promote Manufacturing as a Rewarding Career Path - IndustryWeek
Instead of wringing our hands about how hard it is to fill manufacturing jobs, let’s attack the problem with the same vigor that we would major customer or cost issues in the shop.
workforce-development  millennials  manufacturing  skills-gap  Around-the-web  this-week-412 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Struggling to Fill Jobs, U.S. Employers Look to Storm-Battered Puerto Rico - WSJ
Unemployment is low in U.S., much higher in Puerto Rico, and Puerto Ricans don’t need visas to come north to work.
this-week-411  Around-the-web  Matt  puerto-rico  economic-development  jobs  workforce  skills-gap 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Talent Key Drive to Manufacturing Site Selection - IndustryWeek
"The number one concern across every industry is the ability to find qualified labor,” explains Dennis Donovan, principal, WDG Consulting. “The shortage is pervasive and extends to all positions."
this-week-411  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  economic-development  site-selection  skilled-labor  skills-gap 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
America's Perennial Failure At Worker Retraining - The Atlantic
The strategies used to help workers displaced by technology and globalization in the 1980s ultimately failed. So why do the country’s policymakers continue to resort to the same tactics?
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  workforce-development  skilled-labor  labor  skills-gap  manufacturing  economic-development 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Tech-savvy Millennials Primed to Change Manufacturing - IndustryWeek
The largest generation in the U.S. is taking its place in manufacturing -- and the experts are betting this tech-savvy cohort is ready to stir things up.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  millennials  jobs  workforce  skilled-labor  skills-gap  economic-development  tech  high-tech  technology 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Beneath the U.S. job numbers: Tech’s influence on the workforce continues to hollow out the labor market - Brookings
Vital to assembling a momentary look at the job market’s latest trends, the report will support a pulse of urgent and useful news stories with its mixed and sometimes blurry data points on such topics as job growth and unemployment.
jobs  industry-reports  high-tech  skilled-labor  workforce-development  skills-gap  Around-the-web  this-week-407 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Was the Industrial Revolution Really Worth it? -
One might reasonably expect a kind of remediating effect as technological advancement makes industrial workers’ lives better: the choice between working in a factory now or a hundred years ago is a no-brainer. Unlike the first industrial revolution, perhaps the upcoming Industry 4.0 will alleviate—rather than exacerbate—the economic and psychological consequences of unemployment in the manufacturing sector today.
industry4.0  u.s.-manufacturing  jobs  skills-gap  workforce-development  Around-the-web  this-week-407 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Retrain Or Retreat: The Next Battlefield For U.S. Manufacturing - Forbes
The concept of “lifelong learning” has gained widespread popularity in recent decades as a way to keep senior citizens intellectually engaged. But how about lifelong learning as a way to keep people employed, especially those in manufacturing? Think of it as learning for the sake of economic survival.
this-week-407  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  jobs  workforce  economic-development  skilled-labor  skills-gap  advanced-manufacturing 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
How Labor Trends Will Impact Your 2018 Workforce Planning - Manufacturing Business Technology
Talent shortages for roles such as electricians, machinists, welders, PLC technicians, mechanics, construction tradespersons, and engineers will persist for the foreseeable future. While this lack of skilled talent is one of the biggest challenges manufacturers face today, there are ways to get a jump on filling these difficult roles
skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-development  Around-the-web  this-week-406 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
How the workforce changed since the Great Recession began - Pew Research Center
Here are five ways in which the U.S. workforce has changed since the onset of the Great Recession. (It’s worth noting that, in many cases, the slump intensified or accelerated longer-term trends that already were underway. Also, in order to highlight changes, in most cases we compare the most recent available economic data points with those in December 2007, when the economy started its big slowdown.)
workforce-development  economic-recovery  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  demographics  skills-gap  Around-the-web  this-week-406 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
3 Ways to Attract Millennials to Manufacturing - Supply Chain Management Review
Across manufacturing, the debate on automation and robots replacing humans in the workforce continues – but what about the need to replace humans with humans?
Around-the-web  millennials  workforce-development  manufacturing  competitiveness  skilled-labor  skills-gap  this-week-405 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
DeVos says U.S. has emphasized four-year degrees at the expense of work-force training - Inside Higher Ed
Education secretary calls for more emphasis on work-force training. Many experts -- including those focused on careers -- say general education matters more than she suggests.
this-week-405  jobs  workforce  Around-the-web  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-development  workforce-training  apprenticeships  economic-development  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Can Veterans Help Solve the Skilled Worker Shortage? - IndustryWeek
Rockwell Automation sure thinks so. The automation leader just wrapped up a pilot program that prepared 14 military veterans for the industrial workforce and exceeded expectations. Now it’s time for rapid expansion.
this-week-405  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  veterans  workforce  jobs  skilled-labor  skills-gap  economic-development 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Opinion: Pfizer offers innovative, highly-skilled jobs, site leader says -
I believe there has never been a more exciting time to start or grow a career in manufacturing, especially in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. The U.S. biopharmaceutical industry alone is responsible for 4.5 million jobs, with more professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics than any other industry in America. Bob Betzig is the site leader at Pfizer's Global Supply plant in Portage, Michigan.
biotech  pharmaceuticals  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-development  facilities-management  Michigan  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-404 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Why Skilled Labor is the No. 1 Location Driver for Manufacturers Today - Quality Magazine
The state of U.S. manufacturing is a hot topic in national economic and political conversations today. Issues like tax reform, trade partnerships and regulations are fueling a national debate over how to create and retain U.S. manufacturing investment and jobs.
this-week-403  Around-the-web  Matt  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  jobs  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  economic-development 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Google launches $1B workforce development effort focused on preparing US workers for jobs of the future - SSTI
Last week, Google announced the launch of several efforts as part of its Grow with Google initiative – a five-year $1-billion plus plan to invest in nonprofits that specialize in training workers and helping new businesses get off the ground. Through this new plan, Google indicated it will work to close the world’s education and opportunity gaps. During the Grow with Google launch event in Pittsburgh, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai announced several new efforts including: 
workforce-development  Google  skilled-labor  skills-gap  Around-the-web  this-week-400 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
How Siemens, Others Work to Fill the Skills Gap - Advanced Manufacturing
Sharing innovation with other companies is one way to position companies in a region as leaders. Siemens sponsors an annual event called Manufacturing in America that is built around three pillars—community, collaboration and innovation.
skills-gap  advanced-manufacturing  siemens  regional-reports  Michigan  detroit  Around-the-web  workforce-development  this-week-400 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Workforce Certifications Will Help to Close the Skills Gap - Area Development
Promoting the pursuit of in-demand manufacturing certifications will result in a win-win situation for both the manufacturer and the community in which it chooses to locate.
area-development-features  Matt  workforce  manufacturing  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-development  workforce-training  apprenticeships  economic-development  labor 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Workforce of the future - The competing forces shaping 2030 - PwC
We are living through a fundamental transformation in the way we work. Automation and 'thinking machines' are replacing human tasks, changing the skills that organisations are looking for in their people. But what will the future look like?

This isn’t a time to sit back and wait for events to unfold. To be prepared for the future, you have to understand it.
workforce-development  automation  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-training  Around-the-web  this-week-397-top  sfp-insider-6-13-2018 
september 2017 by areadevelopment
Front Line: A New Focus on Apprenticeship Programs - Area Development
Apprenticeships have entered the spotlight as a promising solution to the shortage of skilled workers, especially for manufacturers.
area-development-features  Matt  frontline  manufacturing  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  economic-development 
september 2017 by areadevelopment
After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople - PBS
Career education boosters also say job-focused courses — and accompanying apprenticeships, can provide students with essential “soft skills” such as communication and conflict resolution that foster teamwork and reduce stress.
this-week-396  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  skilled-labor  skills-gap  manufacturing  jobs 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Trump gets something right: Apprenticeships and social mobility - Brookings
Job vacancies are at historic highs, despite high rates of non-employment. One big reason: a lack of workers with the specific skills required by employers.
this-week-396  Around-the-web  Matt  apprenticeships  manufacturing  skilled-labor  skills-gap  education 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
In US, factory jobs are high-tech, but the workers are not - AP News
It’s true that many jobs have gone overseas, to places where workers are willing to toil for less money. Yet at the same time, American manufacturers have actually added nearly a million jobs in the past seven years. And federal statistics show nearly 390,000 such jobs open.
this-week-395  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  workforce  jobs  skilled-labor  skills-gap  high-tech 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Hiring Workers for Manufacturing Jobs Isn’t All That Hard – Mother Jones
What this tells us is that it has gotten a little harder to find people in the manufacturing sector over the past couple of years, and companies have had to work a little harder to fill their positions. But only a little.
demographics  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  jobs  skills-gap  workforce-development  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-395 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
The Tech Skills Gap Will Test Foxconn's New Wisconsin Factory - WIRED
The 3,000 jobs Foxconn says it will create in Wisconsin aren’t the kind of manufacturing jobs that so many laid off auto and steel workers have been clamoring for. Nor are they a pathway to the American-made iPhone President Trump promised during the 2016 election. They are, instead, part of a new generation of advanced manufacturing jobs, requiring high levels of engineering skills—skills that are still sorely lacking in the American workforce.
foxconn  wisconsin  advanced-manufacturing  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-development  Around-the-web  this-week-394-top 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
New Manufacturing Jobs Require New Manufacturing Skills—It’s That Simple - GE Reports
Making spare parts doesn’t sound like ground zero for a technological revolution. But at a time when the entire manufacturing workforce is bracing itself for the changes sweeping the industry, the concept of “replacements” takes on extra resonance.
u.s.-manufacturing  skilled-labor  skills-gap  industry4.0  shop-floor  Around-the-web  this-week-391 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
A New Kind of Tech Job Emphasizes Skills, Not a College Degree -
This skills-based jobs approach matters at a time when there is a push to improve the circumstances of those left behind in the American economy, many of whom voted for President Trump.
this-week-390  Around-the-web  Matt  jobs  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  manufacturing  tech  technology  high-tech  skilled-labor  skills-gap 
june 2017 by areadevelopment
In this part of the Midwest, the problem isn’t China. It’s too many jobs. - The Washington Post
With the U.S. unemployment rate at a 16-year low of 4.3 percent, employers across the country are dealing with a dearth of potential hires. Economists say that talent shortages are growing constraints on the country’s economic expansion, especially as millions of baby boomers enter retirement.
labor  workforce-development  workforce-aging  baby-boomers  skilled-labor  skills-gap  Around-the-web  this-week-390 
june 2017 by areadevelopment
Trump to tout apprenticeships as way to fill jobs gap - AP
President Donald Trump says apprenticeships could match workers with millions of open jobs, but he’s reluctant to devote more taxpayer money to the effort.
this-week-390  Around-the-web  Matt  skills-gap  workforce  skilled-labor  manufacturing  apprenticeships  trump  jobs 
june 2017 by areadevelopment
A Road Trip Through Rusting and Rising America - The New York Times
The big divide in America is not between the coasts and the interior. It’s between strong communities and weak communities. You can find weak ones along the coast and thriving ones in Appalachia, and vice versa. It’s community, stupid — not geography.
opinion  economic-development-news  Around-the-web  this-week-389  economic-analysis  skills-gap  STEM-workforce  Tennessee 
june 2017 by areadevelopment
Thinking Local: How to Find Manufacturing Talent - Area Development
The best answer to the skills-shortage question is that it depends on where you’re located, the positions you’re looking to fill - and perhaps most importantly, the compensation you’re willing to offer.
economic-development  site-selection  labor  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  skilled-labor  skills-gap  jobs  workforce  area-development-features 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
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