Kreischer Miller’s 2018 Greater Philadelphia Manufacturing Survey was featured in a May 21, 2018 article on philly.com.
The article discusses at length the continued challenges that manufacturers face in finding skilled labor, despite the fact that they plan to increase hiring this year. It quotes Michael A. Coakley, director of Audit & Accounting and Manufacturing Industry Group Leader at Kreischer Miller, who said, “There is a disconnect between jobs available and the skill sets of applicants.”
The article cites some other key takeaways from the survey results; namely, that more than two-thirds of participants said they expect last winter’s federal tax rate cuts to help the U.S. economy generally and nearly half expect their sales to grow at least 5 percent, outpacing the U.S. economy. However, nearly six in 10 expect tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to hurt both their companies and the U.S. economy.