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Industrial Transformation


Nice time visiting with a few clients in Pittsburgh, PA this week.

A great model city, of how the society and the world of work can transform over time.

Pittsburgh was formerly an industrial USA hub and a major center for steel production.

There was a huge economic decline there though from the 1950’s – 1990’s, as foreign competitors took steel market share.


Population loss.

Economic hardship.

The city reinvented itself into a hub for technology, healthcare, education and entrepreneurship.

It’s thriving now.

Now the USA near shoring movement is bringing traditional manufacturing back at an all-time high.

Another wild swing.


But will our workforce be up for the challenge?

I don’t think all of the scientists in Pittsburgh are ready to move into manufacturing positions.

I look forward to seeing how USA workers rise for the challenge over the next decade, because it’s needed now more than ever.

We got this.

66-84, sunny.

Make it a great day everyone!


SCN – Search Consulting Network

Jim Guerrera

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Jim Guerrera

Jim Guerrera, Managing Director, founded SCN in 2000. Jim is primarily responsible for the development of the leaders at SCN, strategic planning, the hiring and development of company associates, culture leadership, core value leadership, sales le...

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