Manufacturing Jobs Making a Comeback as Finds 22,000 Jobs in the Sector

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As more manufacturing jobs come back to America, has been able to find 22,000 manufacturing jobs in the past few months.

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Today’s high paying factory jobs today require a good knowledge of math and pay as much as $30 an hour, which works out to almost $60,000 a year.

Manufacturing jobs are making a comeback to America. These jobs require highly-skilled workers and pay as well and in some cases more than several white-collar professions. has been able to find 22,000 manufacturing jobs and several thousand related jobs in the past few months. The new home for these jobs is across America. In almost every region there is a shortage of skilled workers able to handle the new technologies involved in today’s manufacturing.

Commenting on this recent increase in manufacturing jobs, EmploymentCrossing CEO Harrison Barnes says, “Today’s high paying factory jobs today require a good knowledge of math and even pay $30 an hour, which works out to almost $60,000 a year. Most people would consider that a solid middle-class job.”

Barnes’ job board,, by researching all sources of jobs, including small and niche publications, has been able to find manufacturing jobs even in places such as Williston, North Dakota; the site of a major oil boom right now.

The Manufacturing Institute, in a recent survey, found that 82 percent of the respondents said that they were ready to hire more workers but there was “a dearth of qualified candidates” in the pipeline. 80 percent of the respondents also said they did not see the worker shortage being solved for at least the next few years.

On top of this, the fact that millions of baby boomers have started entering retirement means that there will be a shortage of workers not just across the entry-level jobs, but also with respect to more experienced workers. The engineering jobs in factories will be harder to fill as experienced and qualified engineers retire without training their replacements. In fact, this is considered to be one of the biggest dangers to American manufacturing by several economic and manufacturing experts.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch quotes Stan Shoun, president of the Ranken Technical College, as saying “If I was a company, I'd be scared to death about the future, especially if I depended on labor and technology,” Ranken and other community colleges have seen an increase in their enrollment as more people realize the lucrative careers that manufacturing now offers.

Jennifer McNelly, President of the Manufacturing Institute, in a recent keynote address, said “Access to talented individuals with a high-quality education and advanced skills is critical to manufacturers’ capacity for innovation and business success.” The recently concluded Manufacturing Day on October 5 was meant to celebrate American manufacturing and inspire the younger generation to look at manufacturing as a serious career option. Many entry-level jobs in manufacturing also pay a higher wage than several service occupations.

About EmploymentCrossing:

EmploymentCrossing is part of the Employment Research Institute, which is one of the most powerful and comprehensive organizations dedicated to helping professionals find jobs for enhancing their careers. Employment Research Institute consists of more than 120 industry-specific and more than 120 location-specific job boards which consolidates every job opening it can find in one convenient location. The website also offers a seventy two-hour free trial to new members.

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