Mar 18, 2019 6:54 pm

Different Skills Needed For Many Manufacturing Jobs

By |2019-03-11T19:12:51-04:00Mar 18, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

A forecast from The World Economic Forum states globally, 75 million manufacturing-related job losses are expected by 2022, but there will be 133 million new jobs available to those with proper skills. 54% of employees at large companies need significant re-training and up-skilling for these jobs. Urgent challenges for businesses and policymakers include providing reskilling opportunities, enabling remote work and building safety nets to protect at-risk workers and communities. Read [...]

Feb 22, 2019 9:59 am

​Why iPhones Won’t Be Made in U.S.A.

By |2019-02-21T21:06:32-05:00Feb 22, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

​High volume low margin production goes to low cost countries. Equipment and skills available in US transition to higher margin value-added production. Even if manufacturers want to move production back to the US, investment in automation and appropriate talent is needed - and that's not necessarily quick to pull off. Dr. Susan Helper, an econ prof at Case Western, says that ​Apple can make more products in the US by [...]

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