Manpower Addresses the Future of the Manufacturing Workforce and Solutions to Talent Mismatch Challenges at Strategy Session

Manpower Publishes Research Paper Sharing Insights from Top Manufacturers and Approaches for Navigating in a Rapidly Changing Industry

Feb 20, 2013, 10:22 ET from Manpower

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Manpower, the global leader in contingent and permanent recruitment workforce solutions, today hosts its first Industry Challenge Council, an exclusive gathering of industry leaders focused on the future of the manufacturing workforce. The day-long event includes closed-door strategy sessions where employers, trade groups and educators are working together to identify solutions to skills gap challenges of contemporary manufacturing. Manpower also releases a research paper, "The Future of the Manufacturing Workforce", sharing insights from manufacturing experts and solutions needed to navigate through the transformation of the manufacturing industry.


"For more than 60 years, Manpower has had its finger on the pulse of the manufacturing workforce, and we fully recognize the dramatic changes the industry is facing today," said Jorge Perez, Manpower senior vice president. "In the wake of technology advances, the bar has been raised when it comes to the skills manufacturers are seeking in employees. As a result, people with the right skill set are increasingly hard to find."

Manpower's Industry Challenge Council event incorporates a mix of learning and strategy sessions aimed at manufacturing industry challenges in the areas of talent, technology and education.

"We've created the Manpower Industry Challenge Council to provide an exclusive venue for industry leaders to share ideas and work together to create solutions and initiate change that benefits both job seekers and manufacturers," said Perez. "Today's event will help manufacturers of all sizes succeed in the Human Age, where the skills of individuals are the drivers of economic growth."

During the event, the findings of Manpower's research paper, "The Future of the Manufacturing Workforce", will be shared by writer Tom Davenport, business strategist and author. The paper is organized in a series of reports focused on:

  • The dramatically changing manufacturing environment and the emerging technologies
  • The rise of the "tech," or manufacturing technical worker, in a contemporary manufacturing industry
  • Contemporary manufacturing technologies and the talent to use them
  • Approaches to educating the manufacturing workforce on technology
  • Policy prescriptions for the manufacturing talent gap

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