Global Skills Gap Leaves 10 Million Jobs Unfilled
“The Future of Manufacturing: Opportunities To Drive Economic Growth” report says that 10 million manufacturing jobs worldwide cannot be filled due to a growing gap in skills. The report was published by the World Economic Forum and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd. The shortage is pervasive despite the high unemployment rates in many developed economies, where companies are struggling to fill positions such as highly trained engineers. At the same time, emerging economies are unable to fuel their growth without more workers in the skilled production category. The report says innovation will play a key role in determining which countries and companies can succeed in global manufacturing looking two decades down the road. Manufacturing companies must also be enabled by infrastructure and a policy environment that better supports university and research lab breakthroughs in science and technology. To view the report, visit www.deloitte.com/futureofmanufacturing.