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Public Perception of Manufacturing Mixed but Improving

The good news: Americans continue to believe that the health of the manufacturing industry is vitally important to the health of the country’s economy. And, increasingly, Americans believe that manufacturing jobs of the future will require high tech skill…
The good news: Americans continue to believe that the health of the manufacturing industry is vitally important to the health of the country’s economy. And, increasingly, American… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/public-perception-manufacturing-mixed-improving/

10 Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2017

As the New Year begins, the editorial team at the Manufacturing Leadership Council offers its predictions for the year ahead. Contributors to this blog include David R. Brousell, Jeff Moad, Sankara Narayanan, and Paul Tate.
As the New Year begins, the editorial team at the Manufacturing Leadership Council offers its predictions for the year ahead. Contributors to this blog include David R. Brousell, … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/10-manufacturing-trends-watch-2017/

Where Are the Best Places in the U.S. to Be a Manufacturing Worker?

After many years subjected to job losses due to outsourcing, offshoring, and automation, are U.S. manufacturing workers finally in store for some good news? Yes and no. While manufacturing employment is up since the end of the Great Recession—as is overal…
After many years subjected to job losses due to outsourcing, offshoring, and automation, are U.S. manufacturing workers finally in store for some good news? Yes and no. While manu… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/where-are-best-places-us-be-manufacturing-worker/

U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Hit 7-Year High

While some industrial indicators may suggest that the U.S. manufacturing sector is undergoing a tough time right now, the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released Friday, suggests that manufacturers are certainly not letting a few …
While some industrial indicators may suggest that the U.S. manufacturing sector is undergoing a tough time right now, the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, r… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/us-manufacturing-jobs-hit-7-year-high/

Davos 2016: Will the Fourth Industrial Revolution Unleash a Global Jobs Crisis?

As many of the world’s leading politicians, industrialists, and academics gathered on the snowy slopes of Davos, Switzerland for the 2016 World Economic Forum (WEF) late last month, a new report warned that the world may face a net loss of over 5 million …
As many of the world’s leading politicians, industrialists, and academics gathered on the snowy slopes of Davos, Switzerland for the 2016 World Economic Forum (WEF) late last mont… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/davos-2016-will-fourth-industrial-revolution-unleash-global-jobs-crisis/

Does Historic Trade Pact Stand to Benefit Manufacturers?

This week’s news that the United States and 11 of its trading partners have preliminarily agreed to terms of a long-awaited Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement set off predictable comparison’s with NAFTA, the still-controversial North-Ame…
This week’s news that the United States and 11 of its trading partners have preliminarily agreed to terms of a long-awaited Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement se… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/does-historic-trade-pact-stand-benefit-manufacturers/

GE to Move Some Production Offshore in Search of Export Financing

General Electric said it will move some assembly and production of its aeroderivatives turbines to plants outside the U.S. in order to obtain access to government-backed export credit financing.
Popular Discussions General Electric said it will move some assembly and production of its aeroderivatives turbines to plants outside the U.S. in order to obtain access to gover… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/ge-move-some-production-offshore-search-export-financing/

Study: Skills Gap Will Mean 2 Million Unfilled Manufacturing Jobs by 2025

If current trends continue, U.S. manufacturers will be unable to fill 2 million manufacturing jobs by 2025 due to a worsening shortage of required skills, according to a report issued this week by the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte.
If current trends continue, U.S. manufacturers will be unable to fill 2 million manufacturing jobs by 2025 due to a worsening shortage of required skills, according to a report is… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/study-skills-gap-will-mean-2-million-unfilled-manufacturing-jobs-2025/

Skills Certification Awards on the Rise. Is This a Positive Sign?

Are more workers being attracted to expanding career opportunities in manufacturing? One potential indicator that they are came recently from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) which controls certification programs for industrial worke…
Popular Discussions Are more workers being attracted to expanding career opportunities in manufacturing? One potential indicator that they are came recently from the National… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/skills-certification-awards-rise-positive-sign/

Manufacturing Renaissance: Reality or Hype?

Is all the talk in the popular media about a “manufacturing renaissance” actually working against the manufacturing industry? A report issued this week by the Washington, DC-based Information Technology and Innovation Foundation think tank concludes that,…
Is all the talk in the popular media about a “manufacturing renaissance” actually working against the manufacturing industry? A report issued this week by the Washi… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-renaissance-reality-or-hype/

In Northwest Ohio, a Mixed Picture on Jobs

William J. Bernard, Jr., president and chief executive of Surface Combustion, Inc., a 111-employee manufacturer of thermal processing equipment in Maumee, in northwest Ohio, is proud to be in manufacturing and is optimistic about the future of the industr…
William J. Bernard, Jr., president and chief executive of Surface Combustion, Inc., a 111-employee manufacturer of thermal processing equipment in Maumee, in northwest Ohio, is pr… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/northwest-ohio-mixed-picture-jobs/

Want to Close the Skills Gap? Restore Respect for Vocational Education

Consider: The amount of total student loan debt in the U.S. has grown by 150% since 2005 and now sits at an estimated $1.2 trillion. Consider: Of the estimated 3 million jobs currently unfilled in the U.S., it’s estimated that about 12% require a college…
Consider: The amount of total student loan debt in the U.S. has grown by 150% since 2005 and now sits at an estimated $1.2 trillion. Consider: Of the estimated 3 million jobs c… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/want-close-skills-gap-restore-respect-vocational-education/

U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Hit Two-and-a-Half Year High in September, But Europe Stalls

The latest growth figures for global manufacturing showed a worrying slowdown of activity across the European region last month – especially in Europe’s manufacturing powerhouse in Germany. The U.S. meanwhile, continued to show strong expansion across the…
Popular Discussions The latest growth figures for global manufacturing showed a worrying slowdown in industrial activity across the European region last month – especially… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/us-manufacturing-jobs-hit-two-and-half-year-high-september-europe-stalls/

Want Your Kids in a Highly-Paid Industry? Think Manufacturing

The recently-released Economic Census—conducted every five years by the U.S. Census Bureau—confirms what a lot of folks in the manufacturing industry already know: Manufacturing jobs tend to pay more than jobs in other industries, and the gap is growing w…
Popular Discussions The recently-released Economic Census—conducted every five years by the U.S. Census Bureau—confirms what a lot of folks in the manufacturing indu… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/want-your-kinds-highly-paid-industry-think-manufacturing/

Manufacturers’ Optimism Grows, but so Do Skill Gap Concerns

U.S.-based manufacturers are increasingly optimistic about the economy and the growth outlook for their companies, and that optimism is driving plans for increased hiring and capital spending, according to the latest results of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ lat…
Popular Discussions U.S.-based manufacturers are increasingly optimistic about the economy and the growth outlook for their companies, and that optimism is driving plans for inc… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturers-optimism-grows-so-do-skill-gap-concerns/

Programs to Train Veterans for Manufacturing Careers Gaining Traction

In the 12 years since troops were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, an estimated 2.6 million veterans have returned home to the U.S. As the stream of returning veterans increases, we and many others have noted that these veterans would be a ready and valu…
Popular Discussions In the 12 years since troops were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, an estimated 2.6 million veterans have returned home to the U.S. As the stream of returni… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/programs-train-veterans-manufacturing-careers-gaining-traction/

Who Needs Another Task Force on the Workforce Issue?

Earlier this month, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced that it was forming a “task force” on the workforce issue faced by industry, a long-persisting problem that has been the subject of many surveys, studies, and committees over th…
Earlier this month, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced that it was forming a “task force” on the workforce issue faced by industry, a long-persi… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/who-needs-another-task-force-workforce-issue/

Report: Young Workers in China Turning Away from Manufacturing Jobs

Are young people in the U.S. and other developed economies the only ones turning away from manufacturing careers in favor of service industry and other jobs seen as easier, cleaner, and cooler? Apparently young people in China are increasingly feeling the…
Popular Discussions Are young people in the U.S. and other developed economies the only ones turning away from manufacturing careers in favor of service industry and other jobs … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/report-young-workers-china-turning-away-manufacturing-jobs/

U.S. Trade Policy to Blame for Massive Manufacturing Job Losses?

The 2000 decision in Washington to permanently normalize trade relations with China significantly accelerated the loss of manufacturing jobs in the U.S., according to a recently-released academic study. The study by Federal Reserve Economist Justin R. Pie…
The 2000 decision in Washington to permanently normalize trade relations with China signficantly accelerated the loss of manufacturing jobs in the U.S., according to a recently-re… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/us-trade-policy-blame-massive-manufacturing-job-losses/

U.S. Trade Policy to Blame for Massive Manufacturing Job Losses?

The 2000 decision in Washington to permanently normalize trade relations with China significantly accelerated the loss of manufacturing jobs in the U.S., according to a recently-released academic study.
The 2000 decision in Washington to permanently normalize trade relations with China significantly accelerated the loss of manufacturing jobs in the U.S., according to a recently-r… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/us-trade-policy-blame-massive-manufacturing-job-losses1/

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