The American manufacturing industry is adding jobs at a pretty fast clip. In fact, according to a report released today by payroll processor ADP, the industry added 9,000 jobs in February 2013. We think this is a great development and are encouraged by this report; what do you think?
Read a summary of the ADP report here.
According to this great article on BusinessInsider.com, American manufacturing jobs are returning to this country from China for the first time in decades. The article goes into great detail as to why this is happening, but here are the key reasons:
- Cheap and abundant natural gas
- Rule of law
- Human capital
- Public policy and abundance
- Credit, currency and the coming wave of mergers and acquisitions
Read the full article on BusinessInsider.com for greater detail on each of the above reasons related to why manufacturing is returning to America.
American manufacturing is set to climb thanks to “the cheapest energy in the world,” according to legendary investor T. Boone Pickens.
In an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Pickens said that prices from American supplies are “20 percent cheaper on oil; 75 percent cheaper on natural gas; and 50 percent cheaper on gasoline.” He also said that employers could compensate their factor workers with larger salaries and still generate more revenue than they would if they sent jobs overseas because of lower energy input costs.
Read the full article on CNBC.com.
Is an American Manufacturing Jobs rebound really taking place as President Obama indicated in his State of the Union Address? Look at this chart of manufacturing employment in the United States and answer that your yourself.
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Apple recently announced they’ll be creating Macs in the U.S. next year. That should continue the trend of more manufacturing jobs being created here.
Most manufacturing jobs are labor-intensive and require the experience of highly-skilled workers, so it only makes sense that most of these positions pay pretty well. But did you know that where you live can have a huge impact on how much money you will earn in a manufacturing job?
According to “Locating American Manufacturing: Trends in the Geography of Production,” a recent report from the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, the difference in the average salary of a manufacturing worker can vary widely depending on which city they live in.
For instance, the average manufacturing employee in Tucson, Ariz., earns only $47,966 per year, while their counterpart in San Jose, Calif., earns a whopping $144,899 per year. That’s a huge salary difference for someone performing the same job.
The 10 cities with the highest average manufacturing salaries include:
- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif.: $144,899
- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn.: $95,507
- San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, Calif.: $91,761
- Austin-Round Rock, Texas: $88,026
- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, Calif.: $87,502
- Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Mass.: $82,415
- San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, Calif.: $79,396
- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.: $77,530
- Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas: $75,288
- Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Fla.: $75,225
So if you’re looking to transition into the manufacturing industry, or simply looking for a higher salary, check out the job openings in these cities.
America’s manufacturing industry has been hit hard over the last few years, a result of the economic recession and an increase in the outsourcing of these types of jobs. However, there are still hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs available throughout the nation, and many top employers are having trouble finding skilled workers to fill those positions.
Some of the most popular manufacturing jobs available are for assemblers, engineers, and managers. And don’t forget that the manufacturing industry needs all types of workers, so there are plenty of positions for accountants, customer service representatives, and salespeople as well.
Certain states are hiring more manufacturing employees than others. Aside from the largest states, those in the Midwest that are historically known as manufacturing hubs are looking to rebuild that reputation.
The top 10 states for manufacturing jobs include:
- California - 42,377
- Texas - 32,386
- Illinois - 17,290
- New York - 14,790
- Ohio - 14,753
- Pennsylvania - 14,211
- Michigan - 12,381
- Florida - 12,167
- Washington - 11,736
- Massachusetts - 11,161
As you’ve probably heard by now manufacturing jobs in United States are on the rise. So we here at AmericanMFGjobs.com did some digging to find which states had the most. Here’s our top 5.
5.) New York
To start our list off for the top manufacturing states in the country we land ourselves in New York for the number five position.New York’s manufacturing industry employs over 457,200 individuals and provides a salary thats on the higher end of national average for manufacturing jobs at a generous $70,445 a year; although, the unemployment rate of 8.5% is just above the national average, if you are looking for a job in manufacturing near the big apple this is the place for you. View all NY manufacturing jobs
Pennsylvania slides in at number four on our countdown of the top five manufacturing states in the country. Employing over 561,300 individuals and providing an average annual salary of $64,913. The unemployment rate is also something to talk about at an average that is well below the national average at a smooth 7.6%. View all PA manufacturing jobs
Ohio comes in at number three on our list of top manufacturing states boasting over 619,700 individuals employed in manufacturing. Balancing out the scales with it’s average salary of $66,756 and having one of the lower sides of unemployment at a rate of only 7.6%. View all Ohio manufacturing jobs
Texas finds itself at number two on our list of top manufacturing states. Employing over 810,800 people and having the lowest rate of unemployment on our list at a rate of only 7.1%. The average salary is also one of the highest as well amongts the entire country at $73,319 a year. View all TX manufacturing jobs
California takes the number one spot on our list of top manufacturing states, employing over 1.24 million people in manufacturing alone in. California also ranks highly for having one of the highest manfauturing salaries in the country at a staggering $84,743 a year. Albeit, California has one of the highest rates of unemployment on our list at a rate 10.9% it’s adding new jobs to it’s manufacturing industry almost everyday. View all CA manufacturing jobs