Survey of Manufacturing Employees Reveals Strong Interest in Apprenticeships

A new survey of more than 18,500 manufacturing and logistics employees across 45 states provides valuable insight on what blue-collar workers are looking for — beyond wages and job security. Conducted by industrial staffing firm EmployBridge, the feedback shows most workers are eager to learn new skills that involve more complex problem-solving and decision-making.

According to the survey, 90% of workers voiced an interest in apprenticeships, with 38% saying they were “extremely interested.” It also found that due to the strong demand for skilled labor, 26% of respondents said they are actively pursuing new jobs, while an additional 30% would consider a new job if an opportunity presented itself. 8/8/2019