CBS News highlights Skills Gap issue
Wisconsin manufacturer's plight a focus of story
A report on the CBS Evening News brought further attention to the growing Skills Gap issue in manufacturing. The report focused on the efforts of a Wisconsin manufacturer to continue to grow his business and his continuing problem in finding skilled workers. When asked what he’d say to people who contend manufacturing in the U.S. is dead, Paul Raucher of EMT International, a maker of digital printing presses, replied, “They don’t know what they’re talking about.”
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Annual Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.