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AIA Position StatementLook Toward the Future

The aerospace and defense workforce remains the bedrock of our industry’s success. At over 2 million strong in 2020, A&D workers represented 1.4% of America’s total workforce. Like so many sectors in the U.S., however, the COVID-19 pandemic reshaped our workforce and created unprecedented financial and human resources challenges, impacting the way our companies operate and the lives of our millions of employees and their families.

As we look ahead, opportunities for the industry to increase flexibility and offer new solutions for its workforce will be central to increasing employee satisfaction, engagement, and belonging. AIA is central to bringing member companies together to chart that path forward together, united as an industry and committed to supporting its diverse, critical workforce.

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In order to support the industry’s dynamic and newly distributed workforce, comprehensive industry analysis is critical to understanding the desires of today’s workforce and effectively planning for a collective future. Expanded scope of AIA’s Annual Aerospace & Defense Workforce Study, along with best practice sharing among members, is vital to defining and building The Future of Work.

AIA’s Role

AIA directly engaged on these topics with policymakers, workplace researchers, and HR leaders through our dedicated Return to the Workplace working group.

Your Leadership ConnectionTalent & Workforce Team

AIA’s workforce leadership team is well-positioned to address members’ issues and advocacy needs.

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