Majority of Female Workers are Stressed and Considering Job Changes, Survey Finds

April 28, 2022 Concerns of safety and inclusivity are prompting one-half of the workforce to reconsider their current employment situation. Nicole Stempak The workforce may soon be facing another shakeup. A majority of female workers (53%) say their stress levels are higher than they were a year ago, and almost half feel burned out, accordingRead 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

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

ISM Report, BLS Data Show March Growth in Manufacturing

April 1, 2022 The Department of Labor reported that manufacturing employment is now just 1% shy of its pre-COVID levels. Ryan Secard A pair of key reports for manufacturers show that manufacturing job growth is accelerating. The monthly jobs report for March, released April 1 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, showed that manufacturing hiredRead 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

Supply Chain Professionals Optimistic About Jobs and Job Market

Well over half (54%) of professionals received a bonus award this year, which markedly climbed from 43% in 2020. MH&L Staff AUG 23, 2021 Seems things are looking up. Around 58% of professionals felt positive about the current job market, according to a  study released on August 17 from DSJ Globa. This is a big differenceRead More

Warehouses are Luring Workers from Other Industries

An additional 282,470 workers could be needed by Q2 2021. MH&L Staff AUG 05, 2021 Greater demand for warehouse space stemming from a structural shift in supply chain dynamics has led to a highly competitive labor environment in many markets, which COVID-19 has exacerbated. In 2Q 2021, a record 423.7 million square feet of industrialRead More

Manufacturing Adds 15,000 Jobs in June

Average hourly wages in durable goods increased by 4.9%, year-over-year, as employers woo talent. Ryan Secard JUL 04, 2021 Manufacturing employment crept up slowly last month. On July 2, the Census Bureau’s latest Employment Situation report showed that goods-manufacturing businesses hired 15,000 more people in June after hiring 39,000 in May. That’s despite significant lossesRead More

Supply, Talent Shortages Weigh on Manufacturing Growth

The manufacturing sector grew last month for the thirteenth month running, albeit at a slightly slower pace than it had in May. The Institute for Supply Management, in its June report on manufacturing business, lowered its manufacturing PMI to 60.6%—above the 50% mark indicating growth, but 0.6 points lower than May’s 61.2% PMI. Results fromRead More