In light of the Fourth Industrial Revolution rapidly transforming the trades, integrating new technologies has become a powerful competitive advantage. Whether it's adopting state-of-the-art machinery, incorporating smart factory solutions, or leveraging the power of automation, embracing technological change is a pivotal step for manufacturing facilities, in particular.
Welcome to The Skillwork Forum, where we take a deep dive into the industry issues, emerging trends, and challenges surrounding skilled trades.
By leveraging recruitment agencies for tradesmen, workers can bypass the tedious task of job hunting and let the jobs come to them instead. In this article, we explore how tradesmen can capitalize on skilled labor staffing agencies like Skillwork to secure their ideal roles in the trades.
Welcome to another episode of The Skillwork Forum! Today, we're digging into the manufacturing industry outlook, exploring the latest trends and what they mean for you.
Currently, the U.S. labor force participation rate is 62.8%. This is a measurement of how many people are currently working or actively seeking work relative to the total working-age (16-64) population. That means 37.2% of eligible people aren’t working. To put things into perspective, 1.4 million workers are missing from the labor force compared to Feb. 2020.
In the trades, we’re seeing things change left and right, especially in manufacturing. With the Fourth Industrial Revolution transforming factories, “technology taking over” is a legitimate fear many tradesmen have. In addition to fearing the unknown, people resist change for various other reasons:
This article is part two of a conversation we had with Mike Johnson, COO and Executive Vice President of Manufacturing for the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce, about skilled trades education. In this part, we shift gears, turning our attention to the Fourth Industrial Revolution in manufacturing.