After wreaking havoc on our households, the economic system, and the general social cloth of nations world wide, COVID is abating. Or a minimum of we’re studying to stay with a pandemic hanging over our collective heads. In accordance with an article in Deloitte Insights, the North American economies are recovering, and demand is forward of pre-COVID ranges. All good – however what about manufacturing labor? When COVID exploded in March 2020, we have been struggling to seek out employees, expert or entry stage, for manufacturing jobs in all industries. And the place are we in the present day? Deeper within the gap!
In March 2020, discovering and retaining a high quality workforce was the #1 drawback reported in a survey by the Nationwide Affiliation of Producers. Flash ahead to January 2022 and that problem has dropped to #3, exceeded solely by provide chain challenges and growing uncooked materials prices. However labor stays a major problem, with 85% of the survey respondents reporting open positions that they’re unable to fill.
Supply: Nationwide Affiliation of Producers