Manufacturing Skills Gap

You might have heard of the manufacturing skills gaps. But do you know what it means for workers, consumers, and the industry? Let’s take a look at what the future has in store for those who have the right advanced manufacturing skills to fill the gap.

Filling jobs is no easy task

Six out of Ten

Six out of ten open skilled production positions are unfilled due to talent shortage.

84% of executives agree there is a talent shortage in U.S. manufacturing.

It takes 90+ days

to recruit highly skilled workers

80% of manufacturing companies are willing to pay more than the market rates in workforce areas reeling under talent crisis.

The skills gap is widening

Developing Talent Is Essential

Creation of New veteran hiring programs
External Training and certification programs
Involvement with Local schools and community colleges
Internal employee Training and development

Percentage of executives that indicate current employees are not sufficient in key skills

70% Technology / computer skills

69% Problem solving skills

67% Basic technical training

60% Math skills

Talent shortage impact to the business


84% of executives believe the skills gap will impact their ability to meet customer demand.


Deloitte LLP and U.S. councill on competitiveness, 2013 Global manufaturing competitiveness index.

A nationally representative sample of 480 executives from companies of varying sizes and industries responded to the skills gap survey.

Milken institute and economic planning institute.

The U.S. Department of commerce. Bureau of economic analysis.