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The Manufacturing Workforce Conundrum

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Webinar | 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. ET

The one thing we continually hear in manufacturing is: “the jobs are here, but where are the people?”

Attracting and retaining a quality workforce isn’t easy at the best of times, let alone during the economy and change in workforce perspectives since the pandemic. A 2021 Deloitte & The Manufacturing Institute study showed, among others:

  • The economic impact of protracted job openings in manufacturing is significant.
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is an imperative for manufacturers.
  • Manufacturers should create pathways to tomorrow’s jobs today.
  • The simple demographic arithmetic demands that organizations cannot have a robust talent strategy without a robust DEI strategy.

Join PMA at 2:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 28, as we talk with America Works and the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) on how to broaden your talent search into alternative demographics such as military veterans, welfare and SNAP recipients, young adults, the criminal justice involved, homeless, non-custodial parents, persons receiving disability, and more.



The Precision Metalforming Association is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities. This webinar is worth one PDC.





The use of this official seal confirms that this webinar has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval. This Program has been approved for one webinar recertification credit hour toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).


William Lebron, National Director of Veteran Programs, America Works of New York 
WilliamMy name is Will Lebron. As a combat veteran, it is my life's work to give back to my brothers and sisters at arms. I run the veterans programs for America Works. I am the coalition leader for Project Brave in NYC leading the VA to fight veteran vuicide. I am also Veteran's Task Force in NYC combating veteran homelessness. I also am on a few boards for other veteran service organizations.


Charles W. McCaffrey, Director of Veterans Career Program, Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) 
CharlesCharles McCaffrey is a Navy veteran with more than 35 years of military, government contracting and small business experience. He serves as the Director of the Veterans Career Program (VCP) at Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) that provides free employment support and vocational counseling assistance to all veterans, transitioning service members, spouses and caregivers. Prior to joining PVA in October 2021, he served as the Executive Director of Eastern Market Main Street (2019-2021); and was on the staff at George Mason University’s Community Business Partnership serving as Director of the Business Incubation Center (2012-2013), Director of the South Fairfax Small Business Development Center (2013-2015), and Director of the Veterans Business Outreach Center for the Mid-Atlantic region (2015-2019).


PMA Members: Free
Nonmembers: $49

Questions? Contact Connie King, workforce development director.