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How mexican engineers and technicians can fuel your business growth

BRIDGING THE GAP: HOW MEXICAN ENGINEERS AND TECHNICIANS CAN FUEL YOUR BUSINESS GROWTH

PART 1

Growing Shortage of Skilled Talent

The landscape of skilled labor in the United States and Canada is facing a critical challenge: a shortage of qualified engineers and technicians. This isn’t a recent development, nor is it a temporary blip. It’s a trend that’s been steadily growing for years, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Industry reports, news articles, and even anecdotal evidence from your colleagues in other companies all paint a concerning picture.

A Perfect Storm of Factors:

Several factors are contributing to this talent shortage. Here’s a closer look:

  • Retiring Baby Boomer Workforce: The Baby Boomer generation, which makes up a significant portion of the current engineering and technician workforce, is rapidly approaching retirement age. This mass exodus is creating a wave of job openings that the current pool of qualified candidates simply can’t fill.
  • Shifting Educational Priorities: Over the past few decades, there’s been a decline in the number of students pursuing degrees in engineering and technical fields. This shift in educational priorities, often fueled by societal perceptions of these careers, has resulted in a smaller talent pipeline to replenish the workforce.
  • The Growth of Technology: The rapid pace of technological advancement is creating a demand for engineers and technicians with specialized skillsets that many current workers may not possess. The need for engineers skilled in areas like automation, robotics, and cybersecurity far outstrips the available talent pool.
  • Global Competition: The demand for skilled engineers and technicians isn’t limited to North America. It’s a global phenomenon. This means companies in the US and Canada are competing for a limited pool of talent with companies around the world, further intensifying the challenge.

The Impact of News and Data:

These factors aren’t just theoretical concepts; they’re reflected in hard data and industry reports.

Let’s delve deeper:

  • The Manufacturing Institute’s 2023 Skills Gap Report found that over half of all manufacturers in the US are struggling to fill open positions. Among the hardest-to-fill roles? Engineers and technicians. This report isn’t an isolated incident. Year after year, similar studies paint a consistent picture.
  • The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) estimates that the US alone will face a shortage of millions of skilled manufacturing workers by 2030. This shortage represents a significant threat to the future of American manufacturing and its ability to compete in the global marketplace.
  • News headlines across various publications consistently highlight the talent shortage crisis. From CNBC to The Wall Street Journal, the message is clear: there simply aren’t enough qualified engineers and technicians to meet the growing demand.

Hearing it From Satisfied Clients:

But beyond statistics and reports, the real impact of this shortage can be seen in the experiences of businesses just like yours. We’ve heard countless stories from clients across various industries who’ve faced the same struggle: an inability to find the talent they need to grow and compete.

Here’s a specific example: Michael R. Smith from Geological Professional Services says that he faced a similar situation. He has been hired by a mining company as the Senior Geologist to develop a project in Arizona, but simply couldn’t find the right qualified professionals to hire them. It would put a stranglehold on his ability to develop the project. In Michael’s words, “partnering with Trade in Motion was a game-changer. We are bringing 7 geologists from Mexico who are well trained, eager to contribute their expertise and have a great work ethic which will allow the company to develop the project successfully. The company I work for gives an offer letter to the candidates and Trade in Motion is responsible for the visa process without having me or the company to sponsor the candidates. It is really simple to work with Trade in Motion. The process is smooth and efficient”.

This is just one example of how the talent shortage is impacting businesses, and how our solution can help bridge the gap.

Don’t let the talent shortage hold your business back.

 

Stay tuned for Part 2 of this blog series, where we’ll explore the hidden costs of an unfilled workforce and why traditional solutions often fall short.

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