Global MFG - Nov 21, 2018
2.4 Million Skilled Jobs Projected to Go Unfilled in ManufacturingMaterial Handling & Logistics | Material Handling and Logistics (MHL News)
Manufacturers in the United States are experiencing some of the highest levels of growth we've seen in decades, yet the industry continues to face the challenges of keeping up with the resulting rebound in job growth.
2.4 Million Skilled Jobs Projected to Go Unfilled in Manufacturing As growth in the U.S. economy continues and manufacturers create more and more jobs in a thriving sector, the industry's pre-existing workforce crisis could get even worse according to a new 2018 skills gap study, released today by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute â€” the social impact arm of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The widening manufacturing skills gap is expected to grow from about 488,000 jobs left open today to as many as 2.4 million manufacturing jobs going unfilled between this year and 2028 (compared with 2 million jobs between 2015 and 2025 per our earlier study).