The latest on manufacturing hiring trends, the skills gap, workforce best practices and labor issues.


Education / Training

IndustryWeek’s Big List of Manufacturing Scholarships (Updated)

May 31, 2024
Looking for financial help with trade school or college? Check out our compendium of STEM scholarship opportunities.
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Labor / Employment Policy

UAW Members Reach Tentative Agreement at Ultium Cells in Lordstown

June 11, 2024
“Eighteen months ago, this company was on a low road path to poverty wages, unsafe conditions and a dark future for battery workers in America,” said UAW President Shawn Fain....

Putting Manufacturing, STEM Into the Hands of Middle and High Schoolers

May 31, 2024
CoorsTek and Deloitte make education anything but boring.
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Corporate Culture

When Is Teamwork Transformative, and When Does It Just Sap Energy?

May 30, 2024
We often ask our people to demonstrate greater teamwork but ignore the fact that we have set them up to behave as competitors.
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Does US Manufacturing Have a Child Labor Problem?

May 30, 2024
Incidents of child labor violations in the U.S. have risen since the pandemic.


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Talent Advisory Board: Building Better Teams

May 29, 2024
IndustryWeek's panel of workforce experts discuss effective teambuilding.
Labor / Employment Policy

UAW’s Battle for the South Picks Up Steam

May 8, 2024
What went right for the union at VW in Chattanooga, and what’s happening now at Mercedes in Alabama.
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What Does ‘People-Centric’ Mean as Machines Get Smarter?

May 6, 2024
Some digital tools can put loads of stress on workers, such as when they relentlessly register every small deviation from a standard.
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US Hiring Slows More Than Expected, Unemployment Edges Up

May 3, 2024
While hiring has decelerated, the number of jobs added in April remains well above 100,000.

Production Pulse: IW Operations Leadership Summit Updates

May 2, 2024
As the IndustryWeek Operations Leadership Summit draws closer, we hear from two of the speakers and get an overview of the inaugural event.