manufacturing

The Heavy Metal (Steel, Mostly) Of Hubbardton Forge

The Heavy Metal (Steel, Mostly) Of Hubbardton Forge

'This is real and it's not made by a robot.'

During the past 20 years, Vermont's Hubbardton Forge has created a brand of American-made steel lighting fixtures that have become industry mainstays. Read More »

In North Carolina, Gerbing Sews Heated Apparel And a Family

In North Carolina, Gerbing Sews Heated Apparel And a Family

'Every day here, you see the needle move.'

When Tom Nolan bought heated apparel manufacturer Gerbing he learned to master needles and thread to understand the constraints and struggles of his sewers. Read More »

Obama Manufacturing Hubs Face Uphill Struggle To Create Jobs

Obama Manufacturing Hubs Face Uphill Struggle To Create Jobs

Administration says project is still nascent

The Obama administration's America Makes initiative has not created any new jobs, but says the project is just getting started. Read More »

Auto Industry On Hiring Binge

Auto Industry On Hiring Binge

Auto industry is poised to add 35,000 position in 2013. Read More »

7 Noisiest Careers In America

7 Noisiest Careers In America

By Beth Braccio Hering A loud work environment isn't just annoying and stressful -- it can have long-term consequences. According to Audicus Hearing Aids, an estimated 30 million Americans are exposed to hazardous noise on the job, and up to 60 percent of workers in certain fields experience hearing loss by age... Read More »

7 Industries With Plummeting Salaries

7 Industries With Plummeting Salaries

Middle class wages, over all, have been pretty stagnant for over a decade. But not everyone's wages have stagnated. In fact, some people have seen their salaries rise at a rosy clip, while many others have actually become poorer. The Bureau of Economic Analysis has tracked average full-time income by industry... Read More »

Is Manufacturing A Source For Future Jobs? [VIDEO]

Is Manufacturing A Source For Future Jobs? [VIDEO]

The American recovery from the financial crisis is far from complete. The official national unemployment rate stands at 7.7 percent, as of February. But there are surprising signs of recovery, many of them in the manufacturing sector. What had been written off as the "sick man" of the U.S. economy is now a... Read More »

Manufacturing Is Coming Back To The U.S. -- And Hiring

Manufacturing Is Coming Back To The U.S. -- And Hiring

Is American manufacturing poised for a comeback? The manufacturing industry lost 6 million jobs in the first decade of this century, but many experts say that the turnaround has already begun. According to one estimate by the Boston Consulting Group, as many as five million more positions could be recovered by... Read More »

State Of the Union: Obama Unveils Ambitious Jobs Agenda

State Of the Union: Obama Unveils Ambitious Jobs Agenda

It's not a surprise that jobs and the economy featured prominently in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday. But still, Obama mentioned the word "jobs" 46 times in speech, more than he did for any of his prior presidential addresses, signifying what will be the focus of his second term.... Read More »

The 11 Fastest Growing Industries In The U.S.

The 11 Fastest Growing Industries In The U.S.

By Sam Ro Sageworks, the financial information company is out with its list of fast growing industries in America. "With manufacturing having played a pivotal role in the economic recovery, it's no surprise that several manufacturing industries are among the strongest growing over the last 12 months, based... Read More »

10 Fastest-Growing Industries For Jobs

10 Fastest-Growing Industries For Jobs

With the economy making a comeback, some industries are now showing robust growth. Read More »

Manufacturers To Train 15,000 Veterans For Factory Jobs

Manufacturers To Train 15,000 Veterans For Factory Jobs

Four of the largest U.S. manufacturers unveiled plans for a new group committed to train military veterans to work in the manufacturing sector. Read More »

Manufacturing: Jobs Boom Is For Real

Manufacturing: Jobs Boom Is For Real

The number of job openings for skilled factory workers has increased 38 percent since 2005, according to numbers from the Conference Board that measure labor demand across industries. Read More »

Northeast Indiana: Hundreds Of Factory Jobs Go Unfilled

Northeast Indiana: Hundreds Of Factory Jobs Go Unfilled

By Parija Kavilanz NEW YORK -- Northeast Indiana has a peculiar problem. There are hundreds of factory jobs ready for the taking as the area's manufacturing sector has come back to life after the recession. Read More »

Manufacturing Boom: Trade School Enrollment Soars

Manufacturing Boom: Trade School Enrollment Soars

By Parija Kavilanz NEW YORK -- Trade schools nationwide are bursting at the seams as demand for skilled factory workers pushes enrollment to record highs. American manufacturers in certain sectors are enjoying a rebirth fueled by the return of overseas production back to the United States. As factories... Read More »

U.S. Manufacturing At Slowest Pace Since 2010, Fewer Jobs Added

U.S. Manufacturing At Slowest Pace Since 2010, Fewer Jobs Added

By Steven C. Johnson NEW YORK, July 24 -- U.S. manufacturing this month expanded at its slowest pace since late 2010, hobbled by weak overseas demand for American goods, though a rise in domestic orders helped cushion the blow. Financial information firm Markit said on Tuesday its U.S. "flash" manufacturing... Read More »

Lunch Break: What You Need To Know About Getting A Job This Week

Lunch Break: What You Need To Know About Getting A Job This Week

As we settle into summer, the big question is: What is the jobs outlook? The most recent reports from the National Association for Business Economics offer wildly different conclusions. There isn't even a consensus on whether the jobs outlook is bleak. But there are some valuable tips and insights that can... Read More »

Economic Outlook Gets Gloomier After Jobs Report

Economic Outlook Gets Gloomier After Jobs Report

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON (AP) -- The faltering U.S. job market has prompted economists to take a much dimmer view of the country's growth prospects. That's a shift from just a few weeks ago, when many were upgrading their forecasts. Friday's surprisingly bleak jobs report for May followed a spate... Read More »

Manufacturing Job Numbers At 10-Month High

Manufacturing Job Numbers At 10-Month High

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- U.S. manufacturing grew last month at the fastest pace in 10 months, suggesting that the economy is healthier than recent data had indicated. New orders, production and a measure of hiring all rose. The April survey from the Institute for Supply Management was a hopeful... Read More »

Union Workers Strike At Illinois Caterpillar Plant

Union Workers Strike At Illinois Caterpillar Plant

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- Union workers have rejected Caterpillar Inc.'s latest contract offer and walked off the job at Caterpillar's plant in Joliet. Workers with picket signs lined up outside the plant early Tuesday. The contract expired at midnight for about 800 workers at the manufacturing plant. Read More »

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