Technology is Changing the Manufacturing Workforce

The future of manufacturing calls for more skilled workers and less manual labor. Thanks to advanced technology, more manufacturing firms are searching the market for those workers who can use the latest technology.

In an article from Design News, author Rob Spiegel writes, “The push to bring more skilled workers into the plant has caused a gap between the need for technicians and the available workers”.

In the article, Spiegel discusses:

  • The shifting workforce
  • Filling tech positions with middle-skill workers

Spiegel continues, “Middle-skilled jobs have become a significant portion of the workforce in general, suggesting the two-year degrees or partial college may be premium background for job hunting”. Will we see a drastic shift in the labor market in the manufacturing industry?

To read more, see the full article from Rob Spiegel in Design News.