In November, Michael Bergstrom, PMG’s Director of Client Solutions, was invited to speak on Manufacturing Revival Radio during their live broadcast at FabTech in Chicago. Michael was invited to speak on the state of labor in manufacturing.
During the interview, Michael discussed the changes that many manufacturers may not be aware of regarding today’s workforce. Host Todd Youngblood discussed with Michael about why it is better at times to use a labor solutions firm, like PMG, instead of hiring a directly.
“What’s growing and changing in the workforce today is that workers want flexibility; workers want greater independence,” said Michael.
Traditionally manufacturers have looked to hiring skilled technicians to meet production needs, but this is not always the most cost effective, productive option. That approach also does not attract the rapidly growing numbers of skilled workers that prefer to work on a contract basis.
“As businesses, we have to adapt to the changes,” said Michael. “The desires of today’s workforce is changing and this segment of the workforce is growing five times faster than the traditional workforce that we commonly associate with.”
You can listen to full interview below.
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