TRUMBULL, Conn., July 24, 2012 —
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.
According to the job site AmericanMFGjobs.com, some of the most popular manufacturing jobs available are for assemblers, engineers, CNC specialists and managers.
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 on AmericanMFGjobs.com 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 – 11,166
California (1.2 million in manufacturing), Texas (810,000) and Ohio (619,000) currently employ the most people in manufacturing. As a nation, we have actually begun adding jobs in this sector since 2010 after several years of a decline in the manufacturing industry.