Report: U.S. Manufacturing Faces Major Labor Shortage

As part of its America Works initiative, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce reports that durable goods manufacturing is among the industries with the most unfilled job openings nationwide. In fact, the sector has more job openings than unemployed workers with experience.

Even if every unemployed person with experience in durable goods manufacturing were employed, the industry would only fill 65% of vacant jobs, according to the Chamber. This reality is another reason the OMA and its partners have focused on expanding Ohio manufacturing’s talent pool. 9/21/2022