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PDP Solutions Communication Technologies Addresses the Manufacturing Skills Gap

PDP Solutions Communication Technologies Addresses the Manufacturing Skills Gap


Mankato, MN -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/20/2014 -- Louise Dickmeyer, of People Driven Performance (PDP Solutions), suggested that capturing and retaining knowledgeable workers can be achieved through effective employee communications and apprentice-like shop floor training. “Having knowledge captured and accessible on the shop floor is critical to training the next generation of manufacturing workers, while retaining those seasoned professionals who possess the expertise and experience.”

Dickmeyer addressed the skills gap in manufacturing in the recent company blog. According to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), “When so many new college graduates are facing unsuccessful job searches, manufacturing supports an estimated 17.4 million jobs in the United States, about one in six private-sector jobs. More than 12 million Americans (or 9 percent of the workforce) are employed directly in manufacturing. Perhaps most enticing to those saddled with student loan debt in the six figures is the fact that in 2013, the average manufacturing worker in the United States earned $77,506 annually, including pay and benefits. The average worker in all industries earned $62,546.”

As a source of pride and satisfaction, manufacturers in the United States are the most productive in the world, far surpassing the worker productivity of any other major manufacturing economy, leading to higher wages and living standards. Manufacturers in the United States perform two-thirds of all private-sector R&D in the nation, driving more innovation than any other sector. Taken alone, manufacturing in the United States would be the 8th largest economy in the world.

To read the entire blog, go to: http://pdpsolutions.com/content/manufacturers-seek-methods-mind-skills-gap

About People Driven Performance
People Driven Performance (PDP) is a software development company providing an internal, innovative, and interactive communications system for manufacturing plant floor employees. Patented combination of software and touch-sensitive employee information kiosks bring vital and important information to the plant floor in a non-desk employee environment. PDP proves that Employee Engagement results in quantifiable productivity improvement.

The impacts of improved internal communications, via interactive design, delivers an employee-centric engagement system driving improved employee retention, best-practice lean productivity, and increased bottom-line profitability.

Unlike desktop solutions promising better engagement, The PDP solution (http://www.pdpsolutions.com) is uniquely suited to on-the-move plant floor production employees ensuring a simple and straightforward way to access key company metrics and other information. The result is full participation and understanding of the functions, status, and standing of the company. Employee communication ensures a personal responsibility for well-being of management and colleagues with whom they work each day.

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