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Silver Tsunami Washing Over the U.S. Workforce

It will take a creative and multi-tiered approach in partnership with communities, government, and educators for manufacturers to find the skilled work force they need.

Ten thousand per day — that’s the number of baby-boomers retiring — today, and tomorrow, and the next day. It’s the population of a small city leaving the workforce —every day. It’s been called the “silver tsunami.” Whatever you call it, it’s no longer what’s coming. It is here now, crashing against the shore.

“The skills gap is the issue,” says an emphatic Eric Burkland, president of the Ohio Manufacturers Association. “If we don’t get that solved, then the rest doesn’t make much difference.”

“Maybe a few years ago, this survival thing wasn’t as clear,” Burkland observes, referring to the existential threat a lack of skilled workers is to many of his members. “But now it’s clear. The idea that we keep doing the same thing, running our businesses the same way — and not get our heads up and think about a different way to do it — is just not going to work. I think there’s more awareness of that now.”

With average hiring times for a skilled technician taking between two and three months, if you can find one at all, more and more manufacturers are taking a harder look at their hiring and recruiting practices, their corporate culture, community involvement, school partnerships, training regimens, or all of the above.

New Mindset Needed

The skills gap and an ageing workforce are not new news. Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute issued their third report on the issues two years ago — the latest titled “The Skills Gap in U.S. Manufacturing: 2015 and Beyond.” They report the gap between available skilled workers and available jobs is widening — due to economic expansion and retiring baby-boomers. Bottom line, 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled by 2025, but a lack of skilled workers means two million of them will go unfilled without some radical changes.

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