According to a Deloitte analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Gallup Survey data, over the next decade, nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will likely need to be filled and that the skills gap is expected to result in two million of those jobs going unfilled. The Manufacturing Institute attributes two major contributing factors to this: baby-boomer retirements and economic expansion. “In addition, the younger generations have little awareness of the career opportunities available in modern manufacturing and often their parents, if they have any perception, have one that is very outdated,” comments Jennifer McNelly, Manufacturing Institute executive director.


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