Study: Retention a Top Priority for Manufacturers
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Study: Retention a Top Priority for Manufacturers

October 2, 2023

With workforce challenges looming, the manufacturing industry faces a crucial need for attracting and retaining talent. According to a Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute (TMI) study, the US manufacturing skills gap could result in 2.1 million unfilled positions by 2030. That’s a potential $1 trillion worth of missing jobs.

Current Staffing Challenges for Manufacturers

Manufacturers agree, according to a TMI study cited in an article from NJBIZ. Survey respondents pointed to talent recruitment and retention as their biggest present-day challenge.

“Nearly 83% of manufacturers mentioned attracting and retaining a quality workforce as their top challenge,” the article says, "while almost 45% of manufacturers said that they had to turn down business opportunities because they did not have enough workers."

Find Top Manufacturing Talent with Prolink

Prolink is prepared to help manufacturers avoid those critical workforce issues with a broad network of highly qualified manufacturing talent and hiring solutions that adapt to each client's specific needs. Prolink offers tailored solutions like vendor management systems (VMS), managed service programs (MSP), and vendor-on-site to suit every manufacturer's unique needs.

Whether it's technicians, machinists, electricians, or another in-demand skill, Prolink has the talent and the retention strategies to keep clients' workforces dependable and engaged. It strives to understand organizations on a deeper level to find talent with the right skills and domain-specific knowledge for each client.

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