Infographic: Manufacturing's Biological Clock

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ThomasNet.com®’s sixth Industry Market Barometer® survey highlights important issues and trends for the US manufacturing sector.

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Infographic: Manufacturing's Biological Clock

  1. 1. WHILE MANUFACTURING CONTINUES TO GROW, THE FUTURE IS UNCERTAIN AS BABY BOOMERS AGE OUT PERFORMANCE EXPECTED IN 2013 9% Decline 42% 63% 28% Grow Stay the Same OF MANUFACTURERS ARE HIRING NOW POSITIONS IN DEMAND BY MANUFACTURERS FOR 2013 69% Line workers 60% 59% Engineering 55% Skilled trade workers 53% Sales and marketing Manufacturing/ Production Management HOWEVER... 7 10 out of MANUFACTURERS SAY NEGATIVE PERCEPTIONS ABOUT THE PROFESSION ARE DETERRING NEW GENERATIONS FROM JOINING FORCES WITH THEM AND... Only 25% …of manufacturing workforces are 30 or younger If Manufacturers don’t start to BRING IN MORE MILLENNIALS now, who will take the place of those Baby Boomers retiring? We could be facing a huge crisis! Check out the complete results of ThomasNet’s annual Industry Market Barometer® (IMB) survey of 1,209 professionals. The IMB explores the technological transformation fueling manufacturing growth, challenged by the ticking biological clock. Download your free copy today www.thomasnet.com/imb Copyright 2013, ThomasNet.com, a part of Thomas Industrial Network, Inc.

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