What is the Manufacturing Jobs Outlook for 2023?

What is the Manufacturing Jobs Outlook for 2023?

In recent years, the Manufacturing Industry has gone from strength to strength, bouncing back after the challenging COVID period and continuing to progress throughout 2022 and into the current year.

According to the Deloitte 2023 Manufacturing Outlook Report, the industry has ‘demonstrated continued strength in 2022, building on the momentum it gained emerging from the pandemic, and surpassing expectations from the prior two years.’ It also notes that ‘several factors indicate the sector is poised for continued growth.’

Even when running into plateaus and headwinds across various sectors, growth has only been stunted slightly, and the Deloitte report suggests that leaders are focusing on ‘digital technologies and supply chain resiliency’ to help the Manufacturing Industry continue this upward trend.

In terms of your Manufacturing Career, the future is bright. The need for skilled workers is higher than ever, meaning manufacturing opportunities are plentiful and exciting.


The Demand for Manufacturing Workers

Deloitte’s report suggests that increasing the manufacturing workforce will be a primary focus throughout the remainder of 2023.

Big pushes to ‘address the tight labor market’ are expected, meaning more and more manufacturing opportunities are becoming readily available.

Currently, a shortage of skilled workers is having an impact on supply chains and operational efficiency. As you may imagine, huge progressive leaps are being taken to rectify this, including offering the following benefits to those pursuing manufacturing careers:

  • Flexible hours
  • Higher compensation packages
  • Remote working

If you’re considering embarking on a career in manufacturing, now is an excellent time to begin.

But what could your manufacturing career look like?


Your Manufacturing Career

Your manufacturing career could follow several pathways, and with the outlook for 2023 suggesting that the demand for skilled workers will remain high, you’ll have the pick of the crop.

For example, you may be particularly interested in manufacturing roles within the aerospace industry.

Recent reports suggest that the aerospace industry is suffering from a ‘shortage of manufacturing workers, as well as engineers.’ This is having an impact on large aircraft manufacturers like Airbus and Boeing, meaning that workers within this sector are more valued than ever, resulting in increased benefits, job security and career prospects.

The same can be said for those looking to pursue roles in the renewable energy sector of the manufacturing industry. Again, this sector is growing exponentially, meaning workers are in demand and opportunities more plentiful than ever.

Whatever your manufacturing career pathway may look like, you can rest assured that you’ll be entering an industry where workers and their skills are always in demand, job security is solid and benefits are improving all the time.

Reports suggest that ‘there’s an immediate need for 2.1 million’ manufacturing workers right now. Will you be one of them?


Manufacturing Careers with Mackinnon & Partners

Here at Mackinnon & Partners, we work with you to find your perfect Manufacturing role. Whether you’re seeking a career in the aerospace or renewable energy sectors or would simply like some more information on how to kickstart your Manufacturing career, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


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