News | October 12, 2023
American Bakers Association Warns of Looming Workforce Shortage
The group estimates that the commercial baking industry is facing a shortfall of more than 50,000 workers.
Manufacturing Business Technology, by American Bakers Association
The ongoing workforce shortage in commercial baking is poised to escalate with employers struggling to occupy roles and an aging workforce headed toward retirement. At the current rate, the industry will have 53,500 unfilled jobs by 2030.
Demand for skilled workers in commercial baking will be concentrated in the critical operational occupations of production, engineering and equipment maintenance, and shipping and distribution.
By 2030, the ripple effect of these shortages will be felt throughout the supply chain, adversely impacting communities and businesses nationwide.