The additive manufacturing (AM) industry is growing quickly, requiring an influx of more workers at all levels of a company. Studies from Deloitte, the Manufacturing Institute, and Alexander Daniel’s Global show are facing a growing workforce shortage globally. To combat a competitive market with currently a limited number of available workers, companies need to become creative on how they attract and retain their workforce. Without employees, regardless of how much a company adopts advanced technologies, a company cannot grow and may fail.
Noah Mostow, Founder of Visualize Manufacturing, is working to promote manufacturing as a job opportunity and career path for everyone. Through industry analysis and collaboration with experts in the field, he has come up with three ways to grow and retain a workforce, regardless of the manufacturing sector. First, break down barriers to entry. Next, hire people who expand the background of your workforce. Finally, ask questions and support your employees. During this presentation, Noah will present on how these techniques can be applied at your company to support a growing AM industry.
- Present to their company how to attract and retain workers of all
- Review how their company views employees and determine if they may be facing similar challenges to others.
- Cite industry data on why a growing workforce is so important to AM and their company.