On October 2, thousands of manufacturers, colleges, trade schools and businesses across the country celebrated Manufacturing Day, the annual national event designed to dispel the misconceptions about the industry and address the serious skilled labor gap that now exists.
In fact, more than 2,000 manufacturers officially registered their MFG DAY events with MFGDAY.com, and Ohio, Wisconsin and Canada went a step further, declaring the entire month of October #MFGmonth!
By opening their doors to young people to experience modern manufacturing, organizations were able to show a whole new generation of young people how today’s manufacturing is all about advanced technologies, state of the art facilities and fast paced work environments.
Also in honor of Manufacturing Day, Aerotek, a leading provider of industrial staffing solutions, released its own manufacturing-related findings:
Top 10 Fastest-Growing U.S. Industries for Manufacturing Employment:
Top states with the most manufacturing jobs:
Top states with the largest manufacturing concentration:
Additionally, Compdata Surveys & Consulting outlined the top five engineering “hot jobs” in manufacturing and distribution based on average base rate increases, hire-on increases and more.
Excerpts from this article were taken from mmh.com.