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Why Manufacturing Recruiting Firms Need To Know About AI

What the New Generation of Artificial Intelligence Means for the Manufacturing Workforce

In 1885, Karl Benz built the first gasoline-powered automobile. Just twenty years later, the Ford Motor Company began mass-producing the Model T. And what about today? We’re on the brink of another revolution in the auto industry with the advent of self-driving cars. The gasoline engine changed manufacturing (and every other overlook industry) permanently. But when we study the history of the automobile, we often the effects it had on the people who did things the old way. What happened to all the carriage makers and blacksmiths and wagon drivers? Where did the people who made deliveries via horse-drawn cart find work when society began its century-long love affair with the automobile?

Today we’re dealing with a different kind of industrial revolution: artificial intelligence. As robots and smart machines become more common on the factory floor, human workers worry about the fate of their jobs. It’s a legitimate concern. Will robots make human employees obsolete in the manufacturing industry?

Every time industry makes a leap forward, we see a corresponding shift in the demands of the workforce.  It happened at the start of the 20th century and it's happening again in the 21st.  The question is:  What does that mean for the future of work and recruiting in the manufacturing industry and for manufacturing recruiters?

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Table of Contents:

  1. Move Over Rosie:  AI is Coming to an Industrial Plant Near You
  2. What Does All the Buzz About AI and Robotics Mean for the Workforce
  3. What Jobs Are in Highest Demand?
  4. Recruiting Challenges in Manufacturing
  5. Keys to Recruiting Tomorrow's Manufacturing Workforce
  6. As Job Requirements Evolve, the Workforce Will Too

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