Cheap gas is making manufacturing more competitive, resulting in the creation of more jobs.
Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) March 08, 2014
Manufacturing jobs are making a remarkable comeback in many regions of the U.S. this year. Economic activity in the manufacturing sector has expanded considerably in the past two months after facing the chill in December 2013. ManufacturingCrossing, an offshoot of Employment Research Institute (ERI), reflects this growth in employment opportunities in the manufacturing sector. Currently the site reports 36,360 vacancies that are still unfilled.
Harrison Barnes, Chief Executive Officer of ERI informs, “We are witnessing a renaissance of manufacturing. This is accelerated by the shale gas energy boom. Cheap gas is making manufacturing more competitive, resulting in the creation of more jobs.” The Report on Business released on March 3 by the Institute of Supply Management also suggests that manufacturing jobs will spiral upwards. It shows that 14 of 18 manufacturing industries have reported growth in February. And growing industries typically require more workers. “Although technological improvements have automated many rote tasks, manufacturing is very much driven by the workers on the shop floor,” says Barnes. The manufacturing sector had showed a growth of about 7,000 jobs per month in 2013 and has added a whopping 21,000 jobs in the U.S. in January 2014, according to the Employment Situation Summary released on February 7. Similarly, the March 4 article titled, “Manufacturing in U.S. Expands More Than Projected: Economy,” published on the Bloomberg site, informs that jobs rose considerably in February. This is despite the fact that it was unseasonably snowy, and economic activity was disrupted for few days. As Russell Price, Senior Economist at Ameriprise Financial Inc. puts it, ‘Manufacturing remains a bright spot for the economy.’ Barnes is in agreement with this verdict.
The increase in manufacturing activities is resulting in the creation of a number of jobs at each level in most states. ManufacturingCrossing constantly locates these opportunities from various sources and classifies them at one place. A job search on the site at the time of writing this press release showed that there were more than 2,500 manufacturing openings in Texas, nearly 3,050 manufacturing opportunities in California, about 1,880 manufacturing openings in Wisconsin and 1,100 active openings for manufacturing job seekers in New York. To conduct a job search based on ‘job type’ ‘and know about opportunities in other states as well, job seekers can visit: http://www.manufacturingcrossing.com/browse-jobs/jobs.html.
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