The Skills Gap: Know the Numbers

Oct 26, 2020 1:00 PM ET
Campaign: Empower Makers

Throughout October, we’re empowering makers and tradespeople around the world! Our long-term goal is to inspire 10 million individuals by the year 2030 through upskilling, promoting vocational and skills training, providing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) education, and access to Makerspaces.

This year, our month-long campaign will shine a light on the trade skills gap, which is one of the biggest issues facing the workforce today. There are an estimated 10 million manufacturing jobs today that are unfilled due to this skills gap.

About Stanley Black & Decker:

Stanley Black & Decker is a purpose-driven, $14 billion revenue industrial organization. Stanley Black & Decker has 61,000 employees in more than 60 countries and operates the world’s largest tools and storage business, the world’s second-largest commercial electronic security services company, a leading engineered fastening business as well as Oil & Gas and Infrastructure businesses. The company’s iconic brands include Black & Decker, Bostitch, CRAFTSMAN, DEWALT, FACOM, Irwin, Lenox, Porter Cable and Stanley.

Stanley Black & Decker aims to inspire makers and innovators to create a more sustainable world in alignment with their purpose—For Those Who Make The World.™ The company is the proud founder of Maker Month. To learn more, visit to see what can be done to help.