Posts Tagged ‘ workforce shortages ’

Department of Labor Dedicates Week to Promoting Apprenticeships

Nov 15th, 2023

The door and window industries are no strangers to workforce shortages. The larger construction industry has monthly worker shortages of around 300,000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and door and window companies have experienced firsthand the difficulties of hiring and retaining workers. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) believes encouraging apprenticeships is […]

Training America’s Workforce Act Introduced in the Senate

Apr 27th, 2023

Four U.S. senators reintroduced the Training America’s Workforce Act last week, a bill they say would make apprenticeships more responsive to industry workforce needs. For the door and window industries, that could mean more on-the-job training and classroom instruction to help take a bite out of workforce shortages. U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.), Tim Scott […]

YKK AP Technologies Lab to Research Feasibility of a ‘Virtual Factory’

Jan 11th, 2023

YKK AP Technologies Lab (NA) Inc. aims to develop a “virtual factory” to simulate engineering and supply chains. The research and development group, a spinoff of Atlanta-based YKK AP Inc., says a new virtual environment will help to alleviate workforce shortages and “aging installation technicians” in the design and development fields. To achieve this goal, […]