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Workforce Q1 2015
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Skilled Labor / STEM >>

Building a Sustainable Labor Pipeline

Matt Jackson, Managing Director, JLL (Workforce Q1 2015)
More companies are thinking through the long-term goals of training a sustainable supply of labor, and maintaining a productive workforce as manufacturing technology continues to evolve. More
Labor Costs / Organized Labor >>

Assessing a Location’s Workforce

Keith Gendreau, Consulting Manager, Global Consulting Group, Cushman & Wakefield (Workforce Q1 2015)
Every labor market is unique. Evaluating a region’s labor suitability for a new or expanding operation should consider many factors beyond population size and unemployment rates. Understanding the interconnectivity of topics pertaining to competitive demand, pay practices, attrition, applicant flow/quality, geographic site positioning, union activity, benefit offerings, and training resources is important and will better inform a location commitment decision. More
Skilled Labor / STEM >>

Minding the Gap: A Roadmap for Addressing the U.S. Manufacturing Skills Shortage

Chris Womack, Executive Vice President and President, External Affairs, Southern Company (Workforce Q1 2015)
While U.S. manufacturing is experiencing a renaissance of sorts, employers are facing a new challenge — a shortage of qualified job applicants. The skills gap cannot be bridged overnight. We must align education, economic development, workforce, and business agendas to develop the talent necessary for success in a global economy. More
Skilled Labor / STEM >>

Veterans: A Natural Fit to Close the Skills Gap

Dan Emerson (Workforce Q1 2015)
National, regional, and corporate initiatives are helping to connect those leaving the military, who need careers, with U.S. employers, who need skilled workers. More
Workforce Training / Education >>

Workforce: The Location Factor Companies Must Get Right

Phil Schneider, President, Schneider Consulting, LLC (Workforce Q1 2015)
Sustainable success in attracting and retaining corporate business investment requires excellence across a range of location factors, but chief among them is workforce. More

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