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Nearly 60 percent of manufacturers identify a lack of qualified workers as a barrier to business growth, according to the 2017 Manufacturing Report from Sikich LLP.


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Nearly 60 percent of manufacturers identify a lack of qualified workers as a barrier to business growth, according to the 2017 Manufacturing Report from Sikich LLP.

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Workforce Challenges Are Top Concern For Manufacturers

Nearly 60 percent of manufacturers identify a lack of qualified workers as a barrier to business growth, according to the 2017 Manufacturing Report from Sikich LLP.

Smaller U.S. Cities Joining Technology Boom

Increasingly, tech firms are bypassing celebrated traditional locations in favor of cities which are not typically associated with the technology sector.

Employers Expect To Increase Hiring In Second Half Of 2017

More than half of employers plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in the second half of 2017, according to CareerBuilder's 2017 Midyear Job Forecast.

Canada Jumps To Second Place For Employee Relocation

The U.S. loses points, but remains tops among countries global employees would consider moving to; reluctance to relocating for work growing.

Tech Hiring Could Be A Challenge For Second Half Of 2017

New report shows tech leaders plan to increase hiring, but business expansion is making it harder to hire IT talent.

Five U.S. Cities Where The Cost Of Living Is Rising Fastest

A new study from GOBankingRates identifies the cities across America that have seen the largest increase in cost of living expenses from 2016 to 2017.

Scorecard Identifies Most Energy-Efficient Utilities

ACEEE’s first-ever Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard looks at the performance of the 51 largest electric utilities in the U.S. and highlights cutting-edge efforts.

Can New Construction Keep Up With Industrial Real Estate Demand?

Industrial real estate is facing a squeeze with record-high rents and historic vacancy lows, according to new research from JLL.

Foreign Investment In U.S. Real Estate Rising

China was the top country of origin in both buying and selling commercial real estate in 2016, and Florida was the top destination of choice for international clients.

San Francisco, New York Earn Top Spots In Global Cities 2017

A key theme in this year's Global Cities Index and Outlook was investment in developing start-up ecosystems, according to A.T. Kearney.

Southern Cities Continue To Dominate U.S. Growth

Ten of the 15 fastest-growing large cities in the U.S. were located across the South in 2016, with four of the top five in Texas, according to new population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Global Productivity: Decade-Long Decline Comes To A Halt

The predicted uptick in 2017 will be largely driven by faster demand from emerging markets; productivity growth is stronger in Europe than the U.S., according to The Conference Board.

Five Cities With Surprising Office Build Out Costs

A new report from JLL reveals what companies can expect to pay, out of pocket, for an office build out across the nation.

One-Third Of Employers Plan To Hire Immigrant Workers In 2017

Immigrant backlash is not impacting hiring of job candidates born outside the U.S., according to a new CareerBuilder Survey.

Military Economic Impact Reaches $24.1 Billion In South Carolina

The Palmetto State is home to eight major military installations and numerous facilities, supporting 62,520 in Department of Defense personnel with $2.6 billion in payroll.

Economic Developers Optimistic About 2017

More than half of all economic development professionals surveyed by Avalanche Consulting believe the national economy will be “better” or “much better” in 2017.

Maricopa County, AZ Nation’s Fastest-Growing County In 2016

Adding 222 people per day last year, Maricopa County, AZ has replaced Harris County, TX as the county with the nation's highest annual population growth, according to new population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Global Economic Expansion Outlook Hits 10-Year High

U.S. finance executives lead expectations for “substantial” economic expansion; North America leads forecast for anticipated hiring, according to American Express survey.

U.S. Employers Plan To Increase Staff In Q2

U.S. employers expect the hiring pace to remain positive in Q2 2017 with 22 percent of employers planning to add staff between April and June, according to the ManpowerGroup.

Women Not Optimistic About Achieving Gender Equality

Nearly two thirds of women view gaining equality and inclusivity in the workplace as a vital first step in achieving gender equality, finds a global survey marking International Women’s Day.

World’s Top 10 Innovation Hubs

The U.S. and China remain leaders among the world’s innovation hubs, according to a new report from KPMG.

Workplace Of The Future Key To Attracting, Retaining Talent

To win the talent war, corporations need to provide best In class, high-tech workplaces, according to research from CoreNet Global and ISS World Services.

U.S. Companies Show Increased Business Confidence for 2017

New Deloitte study finds optimism has increased following the presidential election, yet uncertainty looms over new policies and regulations ahead.

Manufacturing: Technology, Automation Drive Global Change

Malaysia retains its position as the most attractive manufacturing market, according to new Cushman & Wakefield analysis.

U.S. Auto Parts Manufacturing Jobs Up

The largest industry employer of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. has grown nearly 19 percent since 2012, according to a new economic impact study.

Manufacturers Expect Near-Sourcing To Increase

According to new research from LMA Consulting, 70% of manufacturing executives say near-sourcing will increase within the next five years.

Five Hiring Trends To Watch For In 2017

CareerBuilder's annual job forecast finds 40% of employers plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in 2017, predictions for how the Trump administration will impact hiring are mixed.

Technology Gap Is Shaping The Global Business Landscape

The chase to harness the massive amounts of data available today has led to increased stress and anxiety amongst companies and workers, according to Deloitte’s "2016 Shift Index.”

Diverse, Inclusive Workplace Important To Millennials

Nearly half of Millennials consider workplace diversity and inclusion an important criterion in their job search, compared to 33 percent of Gen Xers and 37 percent of Boomers.

Europe Leads World In Business Talent

European nations top the 2016 IMD World Talent Ranking, which rates economies on how equipped they are to develop, attract, and retain business talent.

Bay Area Cities Collaborate To Boost Regional Manufacturing

The cities of San Francisco, San Jose, Fremont and Oakland in collaboration with nonprofit SFMade release results of the first-ever Bay Area State of Urban Manufacturing Report.

Employers Remain Focused On Hiring Veterans

A new survey finds that 37 percent of employers will actively recruit for U.S. veterans over the next 12 months.

Millennials Willing To Relocate To Advance Careers

The majority of Millennials are willing to relocate for a job, and postpone life milestones to live and work in desired locations, finds a new survey.

Does Talent Trump Location?

Talent shortages are reshaping the workplace paradigm, with the war for talent influencing all aspects of real estate decision-making, according to CBRE.

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