According to the Randstad Manufacturing & Logistics Employee Confidence Index, confidence among manufacturing and logistics workers reached its highest level in the history of the survey in Q4 2014. A press release announcing the survey findings reports a 59% reading in Q4, up nearly 6% from Q3 2014.
Thirty-seven percent of those surveyed said they believed the economy was getting stronger in Q4, and 28% claimed there were more jobs available during this timeframe, as opposed to the third quarter of 2014. In addition, more than half (54%) of survey participants reported they were confident in their ability to find a job.
“In 2015, the U.S. manufacturing industry will place greater importance on optimizing productivity and maximizing competitive advantage by incorporating more cutting-edge technologies. The integration of these advancements, driven by speed-to-market pressures and the desire to reduce costs, will increase the need for more technologically-advanced skillsets among manufacturing and logistics workers,” says Traci Fiatte, Group President of Randstad Staffing. “The challenge for many manufacturing companies will be to find and retain this skilled talent, as more employers begin to recognize that failure to do so will result in a negative impact on the bottom-line.”
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