After wreaking havoc on our households, the financial system, and the general social material of nations around the globe, COVID is abating. Or at the least we’re studying to dwell with a pandemic hanging over our collective heads. In keeping with an article in Deloitte Insights, the North American economies are recovering, and demand is forward of pre-COVID ranges. All good – however what about manufacturing labor? When COVID exploded in March 2020, we had been struggling to search out employees, expert or entry degree, for manufacturing jobs in all industries. And the place are we in the present day? Deeper within the gap!
In March 2020, discovering and retaining a top quality workforce was the #1 drawback reported in a survey by the Nationwide Affiliation of Producers. Flash ahead to January 2022 and that concern has dropped to #3, exceeded solely by provide chain challenges and growing uncooked materials prices. However labor stays a big problem, with 85% of the survey respondents reporting open positions that they’re unable to fill.
Supply: Nationwide Affiliation of Producers