There is good news coming out of the manufacturing sector today. Our industry currently employs some 12.4 million Americans. That number is up by about 25,000 from last year and by nearly a million from 2010. The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report from September 1, 2017 showed that hiring in the manufacturing industry continues to expand with 36,000 positions filled in the month of August.
American manufacturers are open for business. We are hiring where we can and have more open jobs—hundreds of thousands of them—to fill. Keeping the good news coming in our industry will mean finding a new generation of skilled workers to thrive in manufacturing careers. The future is up to us.
Manufacturers who want to help inspire young people to consider careers in manufacturing should consider participating in Manufacturing Day on October 6 this year. MFG Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing, geared toward showcasing what makes our industry gre…