Understanding Occupational and Skill Demand in New Jersey's Manufacturing Industry: Chemical Processing, Food Processing, Glass Production, and Printing and Publishing

June 30, 2005

Ready for the Job report on the manufacturing industry.

Explores how the growing sophistication of technology has changed the industry and increased the gap between entry-level workers and the highly skilled technicians and managers needed to keep companies competitive in a global market. Summarizes skill, knowledge, and educational requirements of key manufacturing occupations and identifies strategies for meeting the workforce challenges facing the industry. This report was part of the Heldrich Center's "Ready for the Job" study about industries and careers in New Jersey.