Workforce en Apple, GM Join White House Initiative to Address Gender Pay Gap <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The agreement signed by 29 companies includes an annual review of pay by gender at each company, and an examination of hiring and promotion practices for unconscious bias and barriers to women reaching higher-level jobs. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Workforce The Latest Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:41:00 +0000 356031 at Workforce Training Helps Keep Jobs on US Shores <div class="field-byline"> Jim McMahon </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>While many companies have outsourced their skilled manufacturing operations overseas, some have opted to not only retain, but expand their manufacturing capabilities within the U.S.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global Economy Supply Chain Technology Workforce The Latest Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:47:00 +0000 354551 at Companies Bringing Manufacturing Jobs Back to US <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>From Jan, 2010 until July 2016 the Reshoring Initiative estimates that 265,000 jobs have come back to the United States from abroad.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Expansion Management Workforce The Latest Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:56:00 +0000 354091 at With Auto Slowdown, Advanced Industries Face a Hard Road <div class="field-byline"> Mark Muro, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Auto-related industries delivered fully 70% of the nation’s advanced manufacturing employment growth during the last two years.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Planning & Forecasting Global Economy Supply Chain Technology Workforce The Latest Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:00:00 +0000 353191 at Getty Images Why Manufacturing Education Needs to Advance, Just Like You Have <div class="field-byline"> Randy Swearer </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Stuck in the Industrial Age, skills training doesn’t place enough emphasis on smart, connected product manufacturing, advanced material development and digital design integration.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Digital Tools Education / Training Machine Tools Technology Workforce Skilled Worker Shortage The Latest Wed, 24 Aug 2016 02:29:00 +0000 352611 at Thinkstock VW Cuts 28,000 Workers' Hours Over Supply Woes <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Volkswagen will halt production at six plants due to supplier dispute.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Supplier Relationships Workforce The Latest Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:37:00 +0000 350351 at Sean Gallup/Getty Images Beating the Drum for Apprenticeships <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Stober Drives' Peter Feil shares the big-picture reasons for having solid workforce development programs in place at his company.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Recruiting / Retention Manufacturing Leader of the Week Workforce Skilled Worker Shortage The Latest Mon, 22 Aug 2016 05:15:00 +0000 350191 at <p> <style type="text/css">.pquote { background: url("") no-repeat!important; color: #000000; font-style: italic; margin: 10px; padding: 10px 1px 1px 50px; font-size: 24px; } .article-image .image-description p { margin: 0; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.9; } .image-description { background: #F8F8F8; font-size: 11px; padding: 5px 5px 3px; color: #000; font-weight: normal;!important; } .pcaption { padding-left: 20px; padding-right: 20px; font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.9; padding-bottom: 2px; } </style> </p> <blockquote class="pquote"> <p>Always invest in your people. Do an apprenticeship program, do tuition reimbursement, do leadership training.</p> <p><em>&nbsp;- Peter Feil</em></p> </blockquote> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> Vice President and General Manager<br /> <strong>Organization: </strong>Stober Drives<strong> </strong></p> <p><em>The <strong>IndustryWeek <a href="" target="_blank">Manufacturing Leader of the Week</a></strong> highlights the manufacturing leaders, executives and stars who are driving growth in today&#39;s industry and helping to shape the future of manufacturing.</em></p> Stober Drives When It Comes to Manufacturing, Words Fail Us <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/iws-manufacturing-voice-0">IW&#039;s Manufacturing Voice</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body"><div></div>What is manufacturing? 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