The manufacturing skilled labor shortage has increasingly become a critical issue for the industry over the past decade. According to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), a record 522,000 jobs were left unfilled at the end of 2019. While this problem needs to be resolved through innovative approaches to recruiting employees, often overlooked is the development of existing workers.
The best way your manufacturing company can optimize your workforce is to develop the talent you already have by teaching employees new skills. We are living in challenging economic times, but the investment you make in your workers will pay off significantly when you are able to fill positions and retain skilled employees.