People just don’t want to work???

With jobs going unfilled and nearly two open positions for every job seeker, many people are complaining that since the pandemic, people just don't want to work. IndustryWeek Editor-in-Chief Robert Schoenberger recently discussed those trends with the Austin Regional Manufacturers Association, noting that few of the major employment trends are recent, so solving them will require aRead More

The Great Resignation Is Cooling Off

Over the past two years, Americans were leveraging their current jobs for more pay with competing firms, part of the Great Resignation across the nation. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s July 2022, Labor Market Survey released on Monday, more Americans are staying at their current firms as the rate of employeesRead More

A Feeling of Belonging Key to Employee Attraction for CoorsTek

Jan. 3, 2022 Adrienne Selko The 6,000-person company hired 2,000 people last year at a time when many manufacturers struggle to fill their workforces. Is a family-owned company, now run by the fifth generation, one that would attract employees? Well, it seems the answer to this question is yes, as CoorsTek, founded in 1910 byRead More

US Private Hiring Slows in May Amid Worker Shortage

June 2, 2022 Payroll services firm ADP's data could foreshadow weaker hiring last month in the U.S. economy. Agence France-Presse U.S. businesses slowed hiring in May, amid an ongoing struggle to find workers and high inflation, according to an industry survey Thursday. Payroll services firm ADP said private employment rose by 128,000 positions last month,Read More

Manufacturing Wages Lag US Average in Era of Amazon

May 10, 2022 Manufacturing wages were once a stable way to make solid middle-income wages. What does it mean if they're not keeping up? Ryan Secard Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor Manufacturing jobs aren’t what they used to be. Long seen as a dependable way to earn a middle-class living without a degree,Read More

A Small Business Is Doing Well, But Finding Workers Is Another Story

April 28, 2022 Hidaka USA Inc. is growing, but finding staff is a major challenge. Adrienne Selko For the past 30 years, Hidaka USA, Inc. Inc, based in Dublin Ohio, has managed to not only navigate the ups and downs of a complicated business cycle, but it has thrived. Established in 1989 as a supplier of prototypes,Read More

Many Employees Long to Stay Home Even as Workplaces Reopen

By Nicholas Dolinger   April 18, 2022 Updated: April 18, 2022 After two years in which remote work has seen an unprecedented renaissance, many workplaces are returning to in-person work. But for many employees, faced with rising costs and onerous commutes, the return to brick-and-mortar offices is far from welcome. Office occupancy, which hit an all-time lowRead More

Lockdown States Drag Down Overburdened Labor Market

By Petr Svab   April 6, 2022 Updated: April 6, 2022 Print News Analysis States that instituted more severe COVID-19 lockdowns have put a drag on recovery in a labor market desperate for hires. With the onset of the pandemic in 2020, millions of Americans left or were forced out of the labor pool due to fear of theRead More

Businesses Remain Resilient: Strong Hiring Continues Across the U.S.

April 1, 2022| Author: Mallory Vachon, Ph.D., Sr. Economist The economy added an impressive 431,000 jobs in March, continuing a long stretch of growth. The economy has added an average of 560,000 jobs each month since January 2021 and is on track to recover all jobs lost to the pandemic this year. National Job GainsRead More

Manufacturing Quits Up 7% in February As Hiring Growth Lags

March 29, 2022 According to the latest government data, 22,000 people quit their durable goods manufacturing jobs last month, a 13.3% increase over the previous month. Ryan Secard The private economy remains troubled by competition for talent, and the latest figures from the U.S. Department of Labor pose concerns for manufacturers looking to keep their workers.Read More