New Report Examines Future Manufacturing Careers
Manufacturing holds an important key to the economy of California, which is the nation’s largest manufacturing state. It supports a balanced and diversified economy, is an anchor for research and development (R&D) and provides well-compensated entry-level jobs with significant opportunities for advancement. It also fills a critical gap in California’s employment structure between lower-paid service jobs and highly-paid employment in technology-related fields, providing opportunities for workers without advanced degrees.
A new report by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute examines the future of Northern California’s manufacturing sector, with a particular focus on better understanding how a variety of forces—from emerging digital technologies to an aging workforce and shifting global supply chains–are reshaping manufacturing, what that means for the future of manufacturing jobs and what we can do to adapt.