Home » Boeing’s Retiring Boomers Underscore US Manufacturing Plight Aerospace Assembly Boeing’s Retiring Boomers Underscore US Manufacturing Plight January 2, 2017 KEYWORDS aging workforce / skilled labor shortage / skilled worker shortage / skilled workers / skills gap Reprints No Comments SEATTLE—About 35 percent of the 29,645 machinists in Boeing’s Seattle industrial hub are 55 or older. MORE Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Assembly Magazine. Related Articles Skilled Worker Shortage Has Financial Impact on Manufacturers Study Questions Claims of Skilled Worker Shortage in US Manufacturers Boost Training Budgets Engine Manufacturer Hosts Event to Encourage Girls to Pursue Manufacturing Careers Related Products Product Design for Manufacture and Assembly, Third Edition Handbook of Manufacturing Engineering, Second Edition - 4 Volume Set The Automotive Body Manufacturing Systems and Processes Sustainable Manufacturing Related Events Tech ManufactureXPO Additive Manufacturing Aids: Focus on Jigs and Fixtures Streamlining Production and Assembly: Eliminate Physical Templates with 3D Laser Projection Mixed Model Value Streams: The Answer to Complex Assembly Processes Related Directories Zimmer Group US Inc. Daniels Manufacturing Corp. US Digital Dynatect Manufacturing Inc. You must login or register in order to post a comment. Report Abusive Comment Thank you for helping us to improve our forums. Is this comment offensive? Please tell us why.