How to Recruit Young Talent to Manufacturing: Lessons from Turner Machine

Over the next 10 years, the United States will need to fill 3.5 million manufacturing jobs, according to new research from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute – but 2 million of those jobs are likely to go unfilled due to lack of skilled employees.

Part of the difficultly in closing that gap is dispelling the negative stereotypes of the manufacturing industry, as well as reintroducing today’s youth to the art of building things. All too often today the average person’s perception of manufacturing is based on gritty images from the Industrial Revolution, along with notions of unfulfilling work at minimal pay. But that’s far from today’s reality and that’s why it’s important to make sure your recruitment techniques reflect the evolution of the manufacturing industry.

In an effort to attract young talent, Turner Machine, a custom machine builder and full-service machine shop in Smyrna, Tenn., got creative in our recruitment methods. Read the article here.

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