Aerotek releases manufacturing hiring report

New report outlines trends in manufacturing and the current hiring landscape, as well as strategies to maintain full employment.

By ·

In recognition of Manufacturing Day, Aerotek, a leading provider of recruiting and staffing services, has released a new report, Help Wanted: The Manufacturing Hiring Dilemma.

The manufacturing industry is on an upward growth trajectory, fueled by a strong economy and steady demand for consumer and industrial products. However, as a host of fiscal, geographic, and competitive issues challenge the industry, recruiting and retaining a sufficient workforce continues to be a major concern.

Aerotek’s report highlights some of the trends affecting the current hiring landscape, including:

Innovative technology – As manufacturing encompasses increasingly innovative technology for new industrial processes and to improve traditional methods of production, the technology skillset of employees is more demanding and must be more varied.

Competitive talent market – With $6.2 trillion in manufacturing revenue and historically low unemployment, companies are finding tough competition is securing top talent to fill open positions. Across all manufacturing industries from automotive to food and beverage and beyond, companies are redesigning benefits package and salary structures to attract talent including:

● Higher pay scale for employees
● Stronger benefits packages
● Accelerated path to promotions
● More paid time off
● Training programs

The full report also includes tips for creating an agile and responsive strategy to maintain full employment.

Subscribe to Modern Materials Handling Magazine!

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Find out what the world’s most innovative companies are doing to improve productivity in their plants and distribution centers.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Latest Whitepaper
2018 Top 20 Supply Chain Software Suppliers
While the top of the list remains stable, up-and-comers are mixing up the software landscape with Cloud capabilities that traditional vendors are working to replicate.
Download Today!
From the November 2018 Modern Materials Handling Issue
Just months before the start of the 2016 holiday season, one of Gap Inc.’s distribution centers was destroyed by fire. Here’s the story of how resilience and innovation saved the day.
Gap Inc.: Taking the touches out of fulfillment
11th Annual Materials Handling Professional Salary Survey
View More From this Issue
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!
Latest Webcast
Your 2019 Mobility Strategy: Creating a Plan for Device Security, Automation, OS Migration, and More
If you haven’t already started creating a mobile strategy for 2019, join us to get started. If you have a mobile strategy in place, we’ll be sharing our recommendations to make sure you’ve covered every aspect of devices, deployment, security, OS migration and more.
Register Today!
Resilience and innovation at Gap Inc.
Just months before the start of the 2016 holiday season, one of Gap Inc.’s distribution centers...
System Report: Luxottica keeps it simple
Simplification and consolidation drove the design of a new 1.1-million-square-foot logistics campus...

Goya Foods’ secret ingredient: Lift trucks
The leader in Hispanic food and beverage products puts a variety of lift trucks and racks to work in...
Arvato SCM Solutions: Fashion Logistics
At its Hannover, Germany, facility, e-commerce logistics provider Arvato SCM Solutions is using...