The U.S. Labor Department reported last week that U.S. manufacturing jobs rose by 29,000 in June, pushing the number of American employed in the manufacturing industry ahead of 2020 pre-pandemic levels.

Demand for manufactured goods has slowed through the summer, but the Alliance for American Manufacturing reports that U.S. companies continue to expand domestically to overcome foreign supply chain issues and the backlog of orders remains robust to keep lines moving.

Finding and retaining workers remains a struggle for many companies, however, including the precast concrete industry. NPCA’s Onboarding Program is designed to assist in this area. Learn more about strategies for worker retention and how to successfully build and maintain a workforce in the latest episode of NPCA’s Breaking the Mold podcast.