The National Marine Manufacturers Association is asking members to weigh in on workforce struggles.
The association says that 71 percent of U.S. manufacturers cite the inability to attract skilled workers as the top workforce challenge, and there are currently more than 31,000 open jobs in the U.S. marine industry.
A large majority of NMMA members and industry stakeholders have indicated that workforce challenges are a top concern.
The NMMA is seeking input to best understand these challenges to help aid in solutions for attracting and retaining qualified employees.
The deadline for survey completion is March 25.