Rockwell Automation partners with ManpowerGroup to train veterans

Freeman Staff

June 13, 2017

MILWAUKEE — To help military veterans and increase the workforce available for manufacturing jobs, Rockwell Automation and  ManpowerGroup announced Tuesday a partnership to train veterans.

The companies will work to “upskill” 1,000 veterans per year by 2018, investing in the future workforce and creating a pool of certified talent for in-demand advanced manufacturing roles across the United
States.

The U.S. manufacturing sector is estimated to produce up to 3.5 million new jobs over the next decade. But with close to 2.5 million manufacturing workers set to retire by 2025 and ongoing skill shortages, up to 2 million of those new jobs could go unfilled. The United States needs to rapidly upskill its manufacturing workforce and the thousands of veterans exiting the military every year represent a talented, skilled and underutilized source to fill these emerging roles.