In an industry that now employs 22 percent fewer workers than it did just five years ago, automotive employers are finding they must search extensively to fill job openings. The market for skilled workers and the global competition for talent will be the focus of “Surviving the Skills Shortage: Hiring Strategies and Solutions” at the 2012 Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars (MBS). The seminars, directed by the CAR, will take place August 6-9 in Traverse City, Mich.
“We face a paradox where employers are reporting skills shortages despite a 6.7% unemployment rate for the transportation sector, and high jobless rates in many occupational categories,” said Kristin Dziczek, director of CAR’s Labor and Industry Group and chair of the seminar. “This seminar focuses on the concrete actions employers can take to improve their ability to find and hire the people they need.”
The “Surviving the Skills Shortage: Hiring Strategies and Solutions” session will include polling data gathered from conference attendees, focusing the panel discussion on the specific issues attendees are facing in retaining and attracting talent…