Manufacturing is booming in Northeast Ohio and beyond and shows no signs of slowing. In fact, a survey showed that nearly 70% of local Northeast Ohio manufacturers documented growth of 5% or more in 2018. However, no growing industry is immune to growing pains. Especially not when it comes to the lifeblood of an organization: its employees.
Manufacturers face major obstacles to getting the talent to grow and sustain their businesses including:
Manufacturers face a talent gap as an aging workforce is growing and retiring. Many companies report 30% of their workforce will retire within 5 years.
More than 80% of manufacturers report that it's difficult to attract needed, qualified candidates.
Manufacturers face other challenges including legislation and wage pressures from other industries.
See below how the concept of Sector Partnership is a community solution unlike any others.
Why do we need a new approach?
The Manufacturing Sector Partnership was created to help support the Northeast Ohio manufacturing industry— one of the region's largest industries, home to 1,800+ companies and 270,000+ jobs. But, even with steady growth, manufacturers are facing unique challenges. Learn about the growing manufacturing challenges and why the sector partnership is a solution.