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National Manufacturing Day 2018 Opened Doors and Opened Minds

Posted on October 18th, 2018
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Qualified candidates are always in demand and staffing the manufacturing industry is no exception. When it comes to connecting with and inspiring the next generation of manufacturers, innovation and open-mindedness are where to start, and National Manufacturing Day 2018 didn’t disappoint. This year’s Open Doors, Open Minds theme helped attract new generations to the manufacturing industry with celebrations highlighting what’s new in the industry throughout the month of October. Participants enjoyed seeing new technological advances and were pleasantly surprised to see the growing range of manufacturing applications from auto and aeronautics to medical and chemical. National Manufacturing Day introduced younger generations to the many career opportunities in the manufacturing field. Such possibilities continue to grow each year as the industry discovers more ways to blend traditional manufacturing processes with new advances in technology. Despite this, the industry still must combat…

Steady Job Growth Continues in The Manufacturing Industry

Posted on August 9th, 2018
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Slow, yet steady, may be the manufacturing industry’s most-consistent mantra. Reinforcement comes from the newest Employment Situation Summary that showed another drop in the unemployment rate, down to 3.8 percent as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Although most of the growth is coming from the health care, retail trade and construction industries, the manufacturing industry is also retaining a level of stable growth. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the manufacturing industry added 18,000 jobs during the month of May. Most this growth comes from the durable goods sector, goods that are not for immediate consumption. Durable goods can be kept for a period, and many of the items piggyback on a growing consumer desire for products that are produced in the U.S. Machinery also accounts for manufacturing’s improved numbers with an increase of 6,000…