Some Interesting Stats on Manufacturing

By March 10, 2005Studies and Reports

For those of you who may have missed the release of our National Manufacturing Week survey on Monday, it was largely upbeat in that some two-thirds of respondents expect manufacturing to grow as fast or faster than the overall economy this year. Also, some 65% of respondents are exporters, a good sign. This was a survey of some 3,000 of our members, large and small, in diverse industries and geographical areas.

However, the discouraging news was that 36% have jobs that are going begging because they can’t find qualified workers to fill them. The people applying for these jobs simply don’t have the math, science, technological and “showing up” aptitude that they need to work in modern manufacturing. See the item below on the DC public schools and you’ll know why.

Here’s a link to the full study results.