Manufacturing employment

12 Jul: 500,000 Custom Manufacturing and Machine Jobs are Beckoning

While the recession in the United States is no longer a looming reality, its repercussions are still felt across multiple industries and sectors. But on closer inspection a fascinating conundrum comes to light. On one hand people are applying to over 200 jobs a year in an attempt to secure work, and on the other there are 500,000 vacant manufacturing positions waiting for the right candidates to fill them. This is known as the Skill Gap, where qualified workers are…

13 Sep: The Return of American Manufacturing

Today’s conversations about manufacturing are revolving around its welcome comeback. Following years of outsourcing and subsequent loss of business to overseas competitors, we are now seeing a return of manufacturing to our shores. The reasons for this are not arbitrary, and it’s not accidental. According to experts, and articles such as this one, the main reasons for its return are threefold: 1)      Demand for American-made products is rising throughout the world 2)      Cheap overseas labor is no longer so cheap…