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    Jabil CEO placed on paid leave amid investigation

    CFO Michael Dastoor is stepping in as interim CEO amid an SEC probe into the manufacturer's corporate policies.

    By Grace Noto • April 22, 2024
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    Rev Group names former Caterpillar executive as CFO

    Amy Campbell takes on the role after former CFO Mark Skonieczny became chief executive over a year ago.

    By April 22, 2024
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    Trendline

    How manufacturers are approaching workforce development

    A wave of tech and investment changes are reshaping how manufacturers strategize around workforce recruitment and training. Read up on the latest trends.

    By Manufacturing Dive staff
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    Honda details progress on Ohio EV hub

    The automaker is retooling facilities in Marysville, Anna and East Liberty, Ohio.

    By Eric Walz • April 18, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    Why aren’t more women joining automotive manufacturing?

    As gender diversity remains an industry challenge, experts say companies can help tackle the problem by expanding childcare options and prioritizing career development and mentorship. 

    By Megan Ruggles • April 17, 2024
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    Manufacturing could be short 1.9M workers if the talent gap isn’t fixed

    Companies need millions of workers in production and tech roles, a Deloitte and Manufacturing Institute study says. Experts worry the industry can't keep up.

    By April 16, 2024
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    Quality control at Boeing

    Boeing needs a culture change to fix safety woes

    The aircraft maker is under pressure to address issues like shadow factories and traveled work as it faces ever-rising scrutiny. 

    By April 16, 2024
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    Employers worry training won’t keep pace with tech advancement

    Business leaders say it’s never been harder to plan for future talent requirements, particularly when it comes to AI, according to a World Employment Confederation survey. 

    By Carolyn Crist • April 16, 2024
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    The great stagnation: Workers feel replaceable amid hiring push

    A disconnect between employer perceptions and worker realities around advancement points to an opportunity for worker upskilling, a report said.

    By Carolyn Crist • April 15, 2024
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    SK Battery America cited again for safety violations at Georgia plant

    The EV battery maker was cited for alleged violations related to an October lithium battery fire.

    By April 15, 2024
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    What is a chief AI officer — and do you need one?

    Not every company will have to jump in and hire an AI executive at the C-suite level, but they are becoming more commonplace, experts said.

    By April 12, 2024
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    Conagra Brands to close Wisconsin Birds Eye plant

    The packaged food giant will lay off 252 people as it aims to streamline production and cut costs.

    By Christopher Doering • April 12, 2024
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    Thermo Fisher to lay off 74 workers in California

    The company has been closing and downsizing facilities in the state for months as it faces revenue headwinds.

    By April 12, 2024
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    More than 80 years later, ‘Rosie the Riveters’ honored by Congress

    'Rosie the Riveters' blazed a trail for women in manufacturing during World War II. On Wednesday, they received the Congressional Gold Medal for their efforts.

    By April 12, 2024
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    Final overtime rule clears White House review

    If adopted, the proposed rule would increase the minimum annual salary threshold that determines overtime pay eligibility from $35,568 to $55,068.

    By Ryan Golden • April 12, 2024
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    Harley-Davidson ratifies union agreements at Wisconsin factories

    The motorcycle maker signed agreements with the United Steelworkers and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers at its Menomonee Falls and Tomahawk facilities.

    By April 11, 2024
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    Rivian keeps production pace as it preps for plant retooling

    The startup’s CFO said the new technology at the facility will result in “significant cost savings.”

    By April 9, 2024
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    DOL orders Tuff Torq to pay $1.8M over child labor violations

    The power equipment components manufacturer was cited for letting 10 underage employees operate dangerous machinery.

    By April 9, 2024
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    Battery manufacturing apprenticeships get a boost with new White House guidance

    The guidelines are helping to standardize training in the sector as it leans into career paths that do not require four-year degrees.

    By April 9, 2024
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    Mercedes-Benz workers in Alabama file for UAW election

    A “supermajority” of the more than 5,000 autoworkers at the facility filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board, the UAW announced Friday.

    By Kalena Thomhave and Haley Cawthon • April 8, 2024
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    ND Paper, Opus, Jindal among March packaging plant shutdowns

    More than 300 employees are expected to be affected by temporary or permanent shutdowns in Georgia, Maine, Michigan and Wisconsin.

    By Katie Pyzyk • April 5, 2024
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    US Steel’s $24.5M consent decree nabs federal approval

    The EPA and DOJ backed the deal that's centered around the company's Clairton coke plant, following several environmental and public health incidents.

    By April 5, 2024
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    SK Hynix to build $4B chip packaging fab in Indiana

    The facility at Purdue University will focus on advanced packaging for AI products beginning in 2028.

    By April 4, 2024
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    Talent leaders grapple with embracing AI and work flexibility

    Nearly all employers are planning “work design changes” for 2024, such as hybrid and return-to-office policies, a Mercer report stated.

    By Caroline Colvin • April 2, 2024
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    Abbott to close California factory

    The company will begin laying off 195 workers at the nutritional food and beverage facility next month.

    By April 2, 2024
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    Opinion

    Bridging the talent gap in the semiconductor industry

    Engaging with the broader community and offering flexible work environments could recruit more workers, writes KPMG’s Lincoln Clark. 

    By Lincoln Clark • April 2, 2024