MIT Technology Review recently used manufacturing-related data from EMSI to create the following graphic in its article “The Hunt for Qualified Workers.” Written by Kristin Majcher, the article addressed the “growing concern that gaps in workers’ skills will hinder the current renaissance of American manufacturing.” These increasingly rare skills are found especially in traditional manufacturing jobs such as machinists and mechanical engineering technicians. Read the full article.
The five hard-to-fill production jobs that MIT Tech Review highlighted happen to be middle-skill blue-collar jobs—the exact type of jobs USA TODAY featured in the first part of its “Where the Jobs Are” series using EMSI data. We also have written extensively about potential skills gaps in manufacturing and other mid-skill occupations. See the following links:
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