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Is the Manufacturing Skills Gap a Myth?

Is the Manufacturing Skills Gap a Myth?

That’s the conclusion of a recent study by the Boston Consulting Group, at least for now.  Bloomberg Businessweek has the details: Many factory managers claim they’re already suffering from a skills shortage. Sixty-seven percent of respondents reported a moderate to severe shortage of available qualified workers in a survey last year by Deloitte Consulting for […]

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The Geography of Manufacturing’s Digital Revolution:  Are the Jobs Coming Back?

The Geography of Manufacturing’s Digital Revolution: Are the Jobs Coming Back?

We’ve been following the rise of 3-D printing and how it will revolutionize manufacturing.  The Economist has some more thoughts on the subject, particularly how it will affect the location of manufacturing jobs: The revolution will affect not only how things are made, but where. Factories used to move to low-wage countries to curb labour […]

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