WHAT’S THE SECRET TO MANUFACTURING 4.0?

DMDII and ManpowerGroup have identified 165 manufacturing workforce roles that will be critical to the success of digital manufacturing enterprises. THE U.S. MANUFACTURING SECTOR HAS HAD AN INCREDIBLE run over...

Russia: Opportunity to Become New APAC Manufacturing Hub

‘Made in Russia’ May Soon Be in a Store Near You Contingent workforce engagements in the manufacturing industry are mainly associated with countries in the APAC region such as China,...

China: Shrinking Workforce puts Pressure on Chinese Workers to be Highly Productive

China’s population is aging rapidly, resulting in an annual decline in the size of its workforce; this is increasing the nation’s dependency ratio significantly. The United Nations estimates that...

Near-shoring Trend and Improvements in Technology Steer New Manufacturing Production Plants towards the Americas

Both Mexico and the manufacturing industry are undergoing a technological transformation. The internet and linking of machines, sensors and computers to human operators and production managers is advancing and...

Switzerland: Retail Downturn May Lead to Hiring of More Temporary Workers

The downturn in the Swiss retail manufacturing sector has hit luxury watchmakers who are requesting discounted rates from their suppliers, in order to cope with the cost of labor...

Mexico: Near-shoring Trends and Improvements in Technology Grow Manufacturing Workforce

Manufacturing processes in Mexico have recently garnered increased interest from companies outside of Mexico. The local market has evolved into a viable option for manufacturing outside of the United...

United States: Oil Prices Become a Problem for Steelmakers

A decrease in the demand for U.S. steel is negatively affecting domestic producers and importers. Steelmakers in the United States are quick to blame a spike in the import...

Slovakia: Outlook Strong for Automotive Manufacturing Growth

The Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic recently reported a slight decrease in wages from June to July 2015. After reaching an all-time high in the fourth quarter of...

France: Manufacturing Experienced Unexpected Decline Last Quarter

Recovery in the euro zone’s second-largest economy is struggling to take hold, as evidenced by an unexpected drop in French industrial production in July. Globally, manufacturing is becoming much...

Canada: Unemployment on the Rise Due to Retail Job Cuts

The hiring market outlook is more positive in North America, than in South or Central America, for the first time since the economic downturn nearly a decade ago. Impacting...