A&D Industry Insights for 2024

Overcoming Aerospace and Defense Industry's Staffing Hurdles

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The United States Aerospace & Defense industry is at a crossroads, grappling with workforce challenges and critical talent gaps. Learn how EVONA can secure your A&D top talent with confidence. 

The US Aerospace & Defense industry, a cornerstone of technological advancement, is facing unprecedented challenges in its workforce dynamics. Reports such as 2024 aerospace and defense industry outlook, by Deloitte, or On the radar: Evolving workforce issues and strategies for aerospace and defense firms by PWC, shed light on the pressing issues ranging from skills gaps to talent shortages. We address and dissect these challenges with you.  

Key A&D Staffing Challenges in 2024:  

  • Skills Gaps: As technological advancements continue to accelerate, the demand for individuals with expertise in areas such as artificial intelligence, cyber-security, and advanced manufacturing is outpacing the supply. This skills gap poses a substantial threat to the industry’s ability to stay at the forefront of innovation.
  • Talent Shortages: The demographic shift and impending retirement wave are exacerbating the talent shortages. The loss of seasoned professionals with years of industry experience, coupled with a struggle to attract and retain new talent, are creating a vacuum that impedes the industry’s growth and responsiveness.
  • Recruitment and Retention Challenges: The competition for top-tier talent in the A&D sector is fierce. A limited pool of candidates with the requisite skills, coupled with the allure of opportunities in emerging industries, makes it difficult for companies to secure and keep the talent needed for sustained success.
  • Demographic Shifts: The industry is witnessing a significant demographic shift, with an aging workforce and a shortage of younger professionals entering the field. The industry must actively address this demographic challenge to ensure a smooth transition and continuity in operations.

How to stay ahead and navigate the talent shortage landscape 

As the A&D sector continues to evolve, staying ahead requires not just reacting to challenges but proactively engaging with partners who understand the intricacies of the industry’s workforce dynamics. 

Embracing the expertise of recruitment and staffing companies is a strategic move that allows organizations to focus on their core competencies while leveraging specialized resources to fulfill their workforce needs.  

One of the key requirements is identifying and hiring candidates with an active clearance. EVONA has a comprehensive and accurate search technique to identify these individuals. 

By partnering with us, you can tap into a vast network of qualified space professionals, leverage our industry talent strategy expertise and benefit from industry insights that ensure a competitive edge in identifying, attracting and securing elite talent.  

Whether your requirements involve TS/SCI cleared candidates, Systems Engineering, Software Development, Program Management, Electrical Engineering, GNC, AI and Machine Learning or Sales and Business Development, EVONA ensures a streamlined process, aligning your company with the skilled professionals vital to your success. 

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