It may seem strange to offer workforce recruitment training during a pandemic, after all there are so many unemployed people out there. It should be easy to fill open positions. In theory that’s true, however in practice, finding the right people is easier said than done.
Setting aside the specific skills sets needed for certain manufacturing jobs, the volume of open and new jobs are on the increase across the board. Data released by the Bureau of Labor statistics shows the US added 66,000 manufacturing jobs in September. That’s up from the 29,000 new manufacturing jobs in August.
In addition, the open manufacturing jobs in the US overall stands at 460,000. This is the highest rate of open jobs in this sector since July of 2019. An increase in open positions means increased competition for talent. For that reason, understanding what to do to not only recruit new employees but to retain them remains a critical issue for manufacturers.
What are you doing to improve your recruitment and retention? Join us on December 17th for the second in our Manufacturers Workforce Summit Webinar Series. Go to the Workforce Summit page for more details.