The labor market is getting tight for all manufacturing industries. For a snapshot, a survey by Deloitte’s new study estimated that nearly 4.6 million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled in the next decade. And the lack of skilled workers is expected to result in more than two million of those jobs going unfilled.
To make matters worse, manufacturing jobs are not being widely sought out. A 2016 study commissioned by dairy processor Land O’ Lakes found only 12% of adults would consider a career in manufacturing and engineering.
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