Is financial collapse a benefit to manufacturing job shortage?
Story suggests engineering. math, science grads picking manufacturing over financial sector jobs
An article in Business Week points to an odd outgrowth of the financial crisis in America: college grads with degrees in engineering, math or science are skying away from careers in the financial sector and
and the need for
, but this article points to how the instability in the financial sector may have an impact on closing that talent gap.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey