Reshoring and Skilled Workforce Go Hand in Hand

29 Dec 2016

Workforce Development


The United States is facing a crucial workforce skills gap. According to a recent study, companies that are interested in expanding to new locations view the talent shortage as more critical in the U.S. than in other countries. “Skills and talent issues have always been, and continue to be, an issue for site selection, but the gap is viewed as more critical in the U.S. than in Europe or Asia,” notes Phil Schneider, a site selection consultant with nearly 30 years of experience.

The quality and quantity of the available skilled workforce is critical to attract corporate expansion projects for U.S. economic development. For more rapid reshoring to take place, the U.S. needs a higher skilled and larger workforce. Recruiting that workforce also requires that reshoring be visibly successful. Ultimately, reshoring and skilled workforce go hand in hand — you simply can’t have one without the other.

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