The Economic Modeling Statistics Institute (Emsi) is a labor market analytics firm that finds data about jobs and the economy. A report entitled “Manufacturing Is Not Dead” was recently released earlier this month by Dr. Yustina Saleh, Rob Sentz, and Meredith Metsker. We spent time reviewing this report and found it very worthwhile.
- “Manufacturing has added nearly one million new jobs since the end of the recession. A growing share of these jobs require post secondary education.
- Domestic manufacturing increasingly behaves like a high-tech industry in that it needs a smaller, specialized workforce.
- Employers need workers who blend traditional production skills (machining, welding, fabrication technologies) with engineering skills (process improvement, quality assurance, design).
- Workers who successfully blend these skills receive higher wages and, perhaps more importantly, can move up the career ladder in their companies or transition to other industries.”
Emsi provides high-quality labor market data and expert analysis to professionals in higher education, economic development, workforce development, commercial real estate, and talent acquisition. Since 2000, hundreds of institutions and employers across the US, UK, and Canada have used Emsi to align programs with regional needs, recruit and retain students, equip students with career visions, support local business activity, and hire the right talent.