Survey Reveals Manufacturing Industry Struggles to Keep Millennials Informed About Career Opportunities

Survey Reveals Manufacturing Industry Struggles to Keep Millennials Informed About Career Opportunities

If you’re a member of the Baby Boomer generation or Generation X, chances are you have a markedly different view of the U.S. manufacturing industry than Millennials. A recent Manufacturing Index survey by Leading2Lean, a manufacturing software technology company and creator of CloudDISPATCH software, found that generation significantly affected how Americans view manufacturing careers, the role of manufacturing in the U.S. economy, and the industry’s growth. Respondents were asked if they agreed or disagreed that manufacturing jobs are important to the U.S. economy. Older generations, particularly those born between 1946 and 1964 (Baby Boomers), and those born between 1965 and 1980 (Generation X), appeared better informed about the significance of these jobs to the U.S. Eighty-six percent of Baby Boomers and Gen X respondents agreed that manufacturing jobs are important to the economy, while only 68% of Millennials, those born between 1981 and 1998, agreed. “We were surprised