The US manufacturing industry continues to gain momentum. Job openings have been growing at double-digit rates since mid-2017, and are nearing the historical peak recorded in 2001.1 In this dynamic manufacturing environment, Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute launched their fourth skills gap study, to reevaluate their prior projections and move the conversation forward on today’s […]
Revenue growth expectations fell from 5.4% last quarter to 3.1% this quarter, and earnings growth expectations fell from 10.6% to 6.5%. Both metrics now sit at their lowest levels in the five-year history of this survey (on a country basis, expectations for both Canada and the US are at their survey lows). . . Salaries/wages are expected to rise 2.9% over the next year, with Financial Services highest at 3.6% and all other industries 2% or above. Nearly two-thirds of CFOs cite rising pay for highly-skilled staff. Just under half expect gains at managerial-levels, and 44% expect gains for lower-skilled staff. The US is highest for all levels.