When companies need to fill open manufacturing jobs, they don't always have a ton of options available to them.
The manufacturing sector has gained significant steam thanks to the economic recovery and the reshoring of tens of thousands of jobs.
Many manufacturers have to operate at less than full capacity because there aren't enough qualified industry workers in their areas to complete the task.
Most manufacturers believe they're making a successful transition to digital, but the payoff hasn't bore substantial fruit.
Factory safety is of tantamount importance in the manufacturing industry because even small accidents or incidents can lead to major production delays.
Joblessness among manufacturers is down to a mere 3.1 percent, well below the national unemployment rate.
The manufacturing industry is in a good place these days, and a recently released poll suggests the good times are poised to continue.
With the stroke of a pen, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order that pays state employees $12 per hour, and $15 by 2024.
The summer is off to a smashing start for the manufacturing sector, adding tens of thousands of jobs on top of a tremendous number of positions already created in 2018 thus far.
Over the past several years, companies have increased the rate at which the manufacturing jobs they previously moved overseas are starting come back to the U.S.
OSHA's final rule on electronic injury and illness reporting technically went into effect at a national level in 2016.
Over the past several months, there has been tremendous anticipation in Massachusetts about a ballot question regarding a $15 minimum wage.
The manufacturing skills gap has been all too prevalent in the industry as it goes through its rebirth as a major driver of American job creation.
The manufacturing skills gap is still a real issue across the country, and more is certainly being done to address the problem.
A number of major manufacturing efforts have been able to blossom in recent years as more companies have tried to expand their factory footprints throughout the South.
Across the country, a number of efforts to start producing high-tech gadgets and other products that require advanced manufacturing facilities are proliferating.
Across the U.S., there has been growing pressure on lawmakers at the state level to boost the minimum wages within their jurisdictions.
The number of employees brought back into the manufacturing industry by robust economic recovery and increased reshoring efforts has been consistently strong.
California is one of a handful of states that has already approved a plan to increase its minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next several years, and that seems to be having a positive effect on workers' take-home pay already.
Talk of a higher minimum wage is starting to gain a lot of traction in many parts of the country, even if entrenched power such as business leaders and politicians may be reticent to follow through on that broad and growing demand among workers nationwide.
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