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Facing the Future of Your Workforce

By John Killam, Center Director, MassMEP

John Killam, Center Director, MassMEPLack of skilled workers…jobs needing to be filled. And this piece in the Boston Globe, "Baby boomer retirements may slow Mass. economic growth." These are all regular headlines discussing challenges for the manufacturing industry.

Take a look around your company. Where will most of your employees be in 5, 10 years? Is the future of your business in jeopardy due to the lack of skilled workers to fill future vacancies?

Massachusetts is facing this problem on two levels:

  1. We have a workforce that is older than the national average.

  2. Our working age population to fill that pipeline, the 24-52 age group, is projected to shrink by more than 35,000 over the next three years.

What is your company doing to avoid this crisis?

Did you know that MassMEP can help train your younger workforce to fill those jobs vacated by more senior employees?

Joe Griffin, our field operations manager, can help you identify specific training programs to grow your company and your workforce. Contact Joe at [email protected].

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