Skilled trades play a pivotal role in the U.S. economy and society as a whole. As technology advances, the need for skilled tradesmen becomes even more pronounced. This era is characterized by groundbreaking advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, automation, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
In a tight labor market, companies are constantly seeking ways to streamline their hiring processes while ensuring access to top-tier talent. Staffing agencies have emerged as pivotal players in this scenario, offering a bridge between skilled workers and businesses looking for their expertise.
In this blog, we discuss everything you need to know about staffing consulting companies in the trades:
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.
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: