Here at Finish Line Staffing, we recruit for many companies in the advanced manufacturing labor market. A recent Boston Globe article raises visibility on manufacturing and other important industries in Massachusetts and they will create an estimated 1.2 million job openings by 2022.
The article quotes many experts in the field including our friends at the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MASS MEP) identifying the need for an increased focus on vocational training and building a qualified workforce to help all segments of the expanding economy here in Massachusetts.
A study put together by Northeastern University among others suggests that many positions coming up will not require a college degree and that there are plenty of openings for qualified candidates.
There are many other interesting facts cited in the Boston Globe article which you can find here.