Closing the Skills Gaps in Manufacturing
5 Feb 2020
Nearly all Minnesota manufacturers (94%) who responded to a recent survey expect employment in their company to remain the same or go up during 2020. That’s according to the Manufacturing Business Conditions Survey released yesterday by DEED and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
However, despite the need for new employees in manufacturing, gaps between the skills required for manufacturing jobs and the skills possessed by job candidates may make hiring difficult in some cases.
But there are best practices for closing these skills gaps, reports DEED’s Alessia Leibert in Most In-Demand Skills in Manufacturing in the most recent edition of Minnesota Economic Trends. The article examines the skills that employers reported as hardest to find in candidates, and how employers and the educational system can work to fill these skills gaps.