Skilled Worker Shortage


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A worker packs boxes at the New Balance shoe factory in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
Labor / Employment Policy

ADP: US Companies Added 250,000 Jobs in December

Jan. 4, 2018
With the official government numbers still to come, ADP research reports that the manufacturing sector added 9,000 jobs in December.
1854 Cycling Co. (2)
1854 Cycling founder Brandale Randolph wants to expand his company's hiring reach, preparing released convicts with real skills. Inset, the 1854 Cycling Garrison bicycle.
Labor / Employment Policy

Time Served: Massachusetts Bicycle Maker Creating Jobs for Released Convicts

Nov. 27, 2017
1854 Cycling is influenced by the abolitionist movement of the 19th century, but it has its eyes planted firmly on the future of work, with a developing training system geared...
Rockwell Automation
The Rockwell Automation Academy for Advanced Manufacturing in full swing.
Education / Training

Can Veterans Help Solve the Skilled Worker Shortage?

Nov. 18, 2017
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...
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A close-up of a welder in Los Angeles.
Labor / Employment Policy

ADP: US Companies Add Most Workers in 7 Months

Nov. 1, 2017
Factories added 22,000 workers in October, with goods-producing industries adding 85,000 total.
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A milling machine worker shows an apprentice how to work the tool.
Education / Training

One Solution to Filling the Skills Gap? Apprenticeships, Of Course

Oct. 24, 2017
And it doesn’t take a task force to figure that out. All it takes is a look across the ocean to see what other countries have done.
Mission Statement

What Is Your Value Proposition? Part 2

Aug. 16, 2017
A two-job value proposition addresses the demands of the most important constituencies of a business: customers and owners.
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The high bay inside the Ohio State Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence
Education / Training

Buckeyes Manufacturing New Program to Train Next Generation

Aug. 15, 2017
Ohio State is famous for its dominant football team. Its innovative Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence might just be following suit.

Denver's Project DIY Increases Knowledge of Advanced Manufacturing Careers

July 12, 2017
A summer camp in Denver introduces high school girls to advanced manufacturing and the career prospects its provides.
One manufacturer said an apprenticeship program offers a number of attractive intangibles mdashboosting morale in the current workforce bringing a youthful energy to the place and building strong connections with the school system that pay off in future recruiting
Education / Training

Are Apprenticeships the Answer?

July 10, 2017
Trump is pushing them, as did Obama. On paper, everyone seems to love them. What’s the payoff, and what are the barriers? And if they’re so great, why are many manufacturers still...