According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of US job openings hit a record high of 6.2 million at the end of July. With that number of openings, two things are certain: employers across the US are hiring, but it also signifies signifies that employers may be having difficulty finding the right people to fill their jobs. This persistent problem in America's economy is known as the skills gap, which is defined as the mismatch between the employer's need for skilled talent, and the skills possessed by the existing workforce.
Are you tired of searching for qualified candidates that never turn up? Is your facility struggling with your own growth due to a shortage of skilled workers? If so, then you aren't the only one. South Carolina is one of the many states suffering from a skills shortage that is halting growth in manufacturing. But there are ways to get across the Skills Gap.
Check out the infographic below to learn how you can start building a bridge for you organization.
With some help from Workforce Development Programs such as the MAU Skill School, you can start to eliminate the barriers stopping your success. Make sure your Forklift Drivers are not only qualified, but experienced and safe.