Taking Charge: Manufacturers Support Growth with Active Workforce Strategies

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In December 2023, Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute embarked on their sixth manufacturing talent study in more than two decades (hereafter referred to as the “study”). The study involved an online survey of more than 200 US manufacturers, interviews with more than 10 senior executives from manufacturing organizations of all sizes and across all sectors, and an extensive collation of secondary data on labor supply and demand.

  • Supported by Deloitte’s economics team, the study conducted proprietary analysis on labor supply and demand data to explore the potential impact of unfilled jobs on the nation’s economy.
  • The study also includes extensive analysis of data comprising manufacturing job descriptions and analysis of growth trends.
  • Research included a targeted analysis of over 80 manufacturing companies’ annual reports and investor presentations.

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