New Dawn for Manufacturing Careers in America
3 Oct, 2016
The Reshoring Initiative® is announcing the availability of a new infographic, “New Dawn for Manufacturing Careers in America,” to support the goals of Manufacturing Day 2016. Manufacturing DaySM, Oct. 7, 2016, “is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.”
“A strong skilled workforce is key to reshoring and manufacturing growth”, says Harry Moser, founder/president of the Reshoring Initiative. He went on to say, “Development of a skilled workforce begins with motivating a higher quantity and quality of recruits. By demonstrating that the trend is now away from offshoring and towards reshoring we make the case that manufacturing is once again a great choice for career stability and growth!” The Infographic mirrors the Reshoring Initiative’s Workforce Development programs, which are designed to motivate recruitment.
By balancing the $800 billion per year manufactured goods trade deficit, the U.S. will add 5 million manufacturing jobs, an increase of 40 percent. Workforce development is key to the required capacity and competitiveness as explained by Mr. Moser in a recent IMTS press briefing.
About the Reshoring Initiative
The Reshoring Initiative offers many tools and resources to help companies make supply chain sourcing decisions. The Reshoring Initiative’s Total Cost of Ownership Estimator® is the best-known tool for this purpose. It uses advanced metrics that allow users to easily determine the total cost of offshoring by accounting for and understanding the relevant offshoring costs, which include inventory carrying costs, shipping expenses, intellectual property risks and more.
A 50-year manufacturing industry veteran and retired President of GF AgieCharmilles, Harry Moser founded the Reshoring Initiative to move lost jobs back to the U.S. For his efforts with the Reshoring Initiative, he was named to Industry Week magazine’s Manufacturing Hall of Fame in 2010. Additional information on the Reshoring Initiative is available at www.reshorenow.org. The Initiative’s many sponsoring associations and companies are also acknowledged on the site.