Pre-employment Basic Industrial Skills Tests

In 2019, the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to a 50 year low, wavering only slightly from 3.5 percent to 4.0 percent. Meanwhile, the number of jobs in the industrial sector continues to trend up. In November, the industry added more than 8,000 warehousing, and storage jobs and manufacturing employment rose by 54,000, according to the […]

Use Basic Manufacturing Skills to Make Better Hires

Manufacturing jobs in the U.S. increased by 54,000 in November, climbing from 12,811,000 to 12,865,000, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And according to data compiled by SCORE, almost 90% of U.S. manufacturing companies cannot fill all open positions. Evolving skill sets due to advancing technologies were cited as the top reason for hiring difficulties. As manufacturers […]

How Industrial Skills Tests Speed Hiring and Improve Performance

Over the past two years, the U.S. unemployment rates in the industrial sector have reached record lows, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In November, the unemployment rates of industrial occupations ranged from just 2.7 percent to 3.3 percent, falling below the 50-year record average unemployment rate of 3.5 percent. As demand continues to […]

Basic Manufacturing Skills Tests for Hiring & Training

A record 522,000 positions remained unfilled in the manufacturing industry in September. In a recent report, The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte estimated 7 million jobs in the manufacturing sector will need to be filled over the next decade. To address the shortage of skilled workers, the National Association of Manufacturers, in conjunction with the current […]