I have counseled hundreds of businesses in my years as a consultant and one question I get a lot is, “Should I become a member of the….” Chamber of Commerce, Local Merchant’s Group or Industry Networking Organization? My answer is always the same. “Yes, if you are going to BE a member.” You see one can be counted as “A” member but that is not the same as “BEING” a member. You have to participate. You need to take part in the operations and events of the membership or you are just not getting the most bang for you buck.
From Fighting Force to Workforce: How Rebuilding American Manufacturing Starts with Workshops for Warriors
Thursday, April 30, 2020 | 3 p.m. EDT
Join us April 30 to hear from Hernán Luis y Prado, founder and CEO of Workshop for Warriors, as he discusses how the need for manufacturing and manufacturing resiliency in the U.S. has never been greater. According to recent data, America will need to fill 4.6 million manufacturing jobs over the next decade, and 2.4 million of those positions are currently unfilled due to a lack of skilled employees.
Complicating the issue is our over-reliance on global supply chains, which are sensitive to macroeconomic unpredictability, driven by factors such as international political instability, natural disaster, and as we see now, pandemic conditions. To preserve our strong economy, and way of life, we need to unite as Americans and commit to rebuilding an advanced manufacturing workforce across our nation.