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Skilled Talent: It's at Your Fingertips. As Organizations Report the Highest Talent Shortage Since 2007, Employers Look to Develop Their Own Workforces to Fill In-Demand Roles - ManPower Group
Forty percent of employers globally report difficulties filling jobs due to lack of available talent. More employers than ever are filling talent gaps by training and developing their own people - this number has more than doubled since 2015, from one in five to over half
demographics  labor  jobs  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-development  Around-the-web  this-week-367 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Facilities Management for the digital world’s changing workplace - JLL
Digitization is changing the world around us. From how we live to how we work, personalization and automation through technology are becoming commonplace.  Digital technologies have also enabled seamless transactions between buyers and sellers, creating friction-free business processes and business models. Increased connectivity allows employees to work from nearly anywhere, while increased data provides facilities managers with improved business intelligence.
facilities-management  workplace-trends  Around-the-web  this-week-367 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
If Only One U.S. City Wins the Smart City Race, the Whole Nation Loses - Government Technology
Just as it would not make sense to only fund bridges and highways in one city in the United States, it makes no sense to limit investment in the sensors, systems and networks needed to build smart cities to a single location.
infrastructure  urban-planning  smart-cities  Around-the-web  government-policy  this-week-367 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Where People Will Want to Be: “Surban” Communities - Urban Land Magazine
Despite the continued revival of urban downtowns, the suburbs will draw at least 80 percent of the coming wave of new households as younger families seek urban amenities combined with more kid-friendly housing and good schools typically associated with the suburbs, says the report, prepared for ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing by John Burns Real Estate Consulting (which coined the term surban).
suburbs  urban-revitalization  workforce-migration  Around-the-web  this-week-367  millennials 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
‘Job stealing’ robots are an economic distraction - Brookings Institution
Few economic themes capture the attention of the media, politicians, and the public as strongly as the worry that automation threatens employment. The concern is easy to understand: robots are now ubiquitous within manufacturing, a sector that has lost 5 million workers since 2000. And it’s easy to point to occupations, like travel agents, that have all but disappeared due to automation and the internet. But is automation really to blame? 
manufacturing-automation  skilled-labor  skills-gap  Around-the-web  business-globalization  this-week-367 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
The State of American Jobs - Pew Research Center
How the shifting economic landscape is reshaping work and society and affecting the way people think about the skills and training they need to get ahead
skilled-labor  workforce-development  labor  jobs  Around-the-web  this-week-367  industry-organizations 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Reebok Is Bringing Some ShoeMaking Back to U.S. - Fortune
Reebok is bringing some manufacturing capabilities to the United States as the athletic-gear maker unveiled plans to open a new manufacturing lab that relies on futuristic liquid material and 3D drawing.

Fortune has learned that in early 2017, the Adidas-owned brand will open its own Liquid Factory manufacturing lab in Lincoln, R.I. in a collaboration with footwear specialist AF Group Inc.
rhode-island  reebok  apparel  u.s.-manufacturing  3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  backshoring  Around-the-web  this-week-367 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Oak Ridge National Laboratory's new Chattanooga office to link lab to companies - Times Free Press
Clean energy technology, manufacturing, logistics, and computer and data analytics are areas ripe for new partnerships, Chattanooga and Oak Ridge National Laboratory officials said Thursday.
tennesee  chattanooga  public-private-partnerships  Around-the-web  this-week-367  research&development  research-commercialization 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
How customer demands are reshaping last-mile delivery - McKinsey & Company
The last mile is seeing disruption from new business models that address customer demand for ever-faster delivery, as well as new technologies such as drones and autonomous ground vehicles.
last-mile-delivery  supply-chain  logistics  distribution-centers  e-commmerce  Around-the-web  this-week-367 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
7 Regional Hotbeds For Cybersecurity Innovation - InformationWeek
These regions are driving cybersecurity innovation across the US with an abundance of tech talent, educational institutions, accelerators, incubators, and startup activity.
silicon-valley  industry-clusters  high-tech  Around-the-web  this-week-367 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
IBM job numbers fall again; more incentives on hold - KMIZ
The state of Missouri suspended another business incentive for IBM, the major corporation that's fallen far short of its anticipated job growth in mid-Missouri.
Around-the-web  Matt  IBM  taxes-incentives  missouri  midwest  clawbacks  jobs  this-week-367 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Learning to Prosper in a Factory Town - MIT Technology Review
Greenville, South Carolina, has bet its future on high-tech manufacturing. Who wins and who loses in this increasingly automated economy?
economic-development-news  south-carolina  advanced-manufacturing  automotive-industry  BMW  GE  this-week-367 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Whirlpool's decision to stay in U.S. has helped make it one of the Chattanooga area's key companies - Times Free Press
Whirlpool is one of the area's key companies in the appliance industry with 1,500 employees at its Cleveland plant and another 600 working at a call center here. GE Roper, which makes GE ovens and stoves in LaFayette, Ga., employs more than 1,500 workers. Burner Systems International has several hundred people making gas burner systems in Chattanooga.
u.s.-manufacturing  electronics-industry  whirlpool  Tennessee  industry-clusters  Around-the-web  this-week-367 
october 2016 by areadevelopment

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