Results from the National Association of Manufacturers’ annual Small Manufacturers Operating Survey point to a glaring problem for
“This skills gap reflects a perfect storm that is quickly converging on manufacturers in their effort to fill factory floor jobs,” said
Of the 467 small to medium-size manufacturers interviewed in June, 46.3 percent point to “finding qualified employees” as a serious problem for their company.
In an effort to narrow this gap, The Manufacturing Institute,
“Unfortunately, too many young people have an outdated view of manufacturing and don’t consider it to be an interesting or rewarding career,” Engler said. “'Dream It. Do It.' puts a new face on today’s cutting edge manufacturing and is a start in offsetting the brewing storm manufacturers could face.”
The Small Manufacturing Operating Survey is vailable at: www.nam.org/2006operatingsurvey
The National Association of Manufacturers is the nation’s largest industrial trade association, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Headquartered in