Canadian Manufacturing

Manufacturing AUTOMATION: Crisis calls for manufacturers to push the reset button

The manufacturing industry has been aware of a looming skills and labour shortage, as the current generation retires and the new generation is unenthusiastic about taking their jobs

April 23, 2020  by Paul Hogendoorn

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The manufacturing industry has been aware of a looming skills and labour shortage, as the current generation retires and the new generation is unenthusiastic about taking their jobs. The coronavirus crisis will exacerbate this problem, as the older generation will reassess what is truly important in their lives and many will opt to retire even earlier.

Unfortunately, the way to address this problem is not by trying to change the younger workforce to fit our factories and jobs, but rather by changing our factories and jobs to fit the next generation of workers.

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