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[Webinar] Mitigating the Manufacturing Jobs Meltdown


The U.S. is experiencing a watershed moment. A pandemic layered on a technological revolution amidst a massive labor market disruption has elevated the "inability to attract and retain talent" to the top of the list of things that keep executives up at night. The crisis is escalating, particularly for manufacturers, who project that 2.4 million jobs will go unfilled due to skill deficits over the next 10 years. McKinsey just recently revealed that 17 million Americans (100 million worldwide) will need to lose their jobs and enter a new line of work before the end of this decade. That's a 25 percent increase from pre-pandemic numbers. The World Economic Forum estimates that 375 million people are likely to be left behind if we don't act now.

How can industries and communities mitigate what renowned labor economist and 20X author Ed Gordon ( has predicted will become an era of “Job Shock,” a 2030 employment meltdown? Join Ed and Future of Work Global Thought Leader Ira S Wolfe ( on February 26 at Noon PM ET for this month’s livestream installment of the Gordon Report, featuring Ed’s newest white paper “Job Shock: Solving the Pandemic & 2030 Employment Meltdown."

The cost for this webinar is FREE.  The live stream will be broadcast simultaneously on YouTube, LinkedIn, and Facebook.  You can click on any of the following links to set a reminder and watch the interview.




About Success Performance Solutions

Since 1996, SPS has established itself as a leader in pre-hire and leadership assessment, respected by both clients and peers. It also provides recruitment marketing consulting services and offers an extensive library of online microlearning videos for coaching and training.

About Ira S Wolfe

Ira S Wolfe is a “Millennial trapped in a Baby Boomer body,” the world’s first Chief Googlization Officer, and Top 5 Global Thought Leader on HR and Future of Work. He is president of Poised for the Future Company, founder of Success Performance Solutions, a TEDx Speaker, host of Geeks Geezers Googlization podcast, and frequent presenter at SHRM conferences and meetings. His most recent book is Recruiting in the Age of Googlization, now in its 2nd edition. It was selected as one of the top 50 books to read in 2021 by Thinkers360 and recognized as one of the best Recruiting books of all-time by Book Authority.

About Ed Gordon

Ed Gordon, the founder and president of Imperial Consulting Corporation in Chicago, is a human capital management expert who is internationally recognized as an authority on how talent delivery systems, career development, and training related to business and economic growth. As a historical economist, he applies inter-disciplinary solutions that address the jobs-skills disconnect and related economic development issues. The culmination of his work can be found in his new White Paper: Job Shock: Solving the Pandemic and 2030 Employment Meltdown (Gordon Reports 2021).