State of Manufacturing in the United States today

State of American Manufacturing

What is the state of manufacturing in the United States today? We tend to think that American manufacturing has largely been diminished and shipped over seas to take advantage of lower labor costs. In recent years that has all changed. The manufacturing industry in the United States is diverse and complex, but overall it is … Read more

Help Wanted: Manufacturing Sector Struggles to Fill Jobs

Quality Manager

By Andrew Deichler 11/06/2021 Even after a year that saw the global economy plummet and many workers lose their jobs, the U.S. manufacturing sector is still struggling to fill key roles. While the 2021 jobs numbers are encouraging, manufacturers nevertheless will need to rethink their approach to hiring if they want to attract talent throughout the current decade … Read more

Women in Manufacturing: Closing the Gap

This Manufacturing Engineer is checking a piece of tooling before running it

The manufacturing industry is recruiting and advancing women to close the talent gap. Noelle Salerno, Consultant, Avalanche Consulting Jennifer Vernon, Consultant, Avalanche Consulting Women have played a role in the manufacturing industry since World War II, when the U.S. government called upon women to fill vacated positions left by male enlistment in the armed services. During those … Read more

Intangible benefits to diversity in the workplace


By Peter Jaffe 09/22/21 Usually when you think about diversity you automatically think of such factors as age, gender, race, sexual orientation, cultural background, etc., but there is far more to creating a diverse workplace than hiring people who fit into different stereotypical workplace demographics. We all share things in common with our co-workers the … Read more

Biden signs ‘Buy American’ order, pledges to renew U.S. manufacturing

Bidens signs a bill

Reuters|Andrea Shalal, Alexandra Alper, Timothy Aeppel 4 MIN READ WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden vowed on Monday to leverage the purchasing power of the U.S. government, the world’s biggest single buyer of goods and services, to strengthen domestic manufacturing and create markets for new technologies. The Democratic president signed an executive order aimed at closing loopholes … Read more

Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey: Fourth Quarter 2020

NAM 4th Qtr Outlook

Source – National Association of Manufacturing – Dec 23rd 2020. The National Association of Manufacturers has released its fourth-quarter Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey, which shows a strong rebound since COVID-19 disrupted business in the spring. In the fourth-quarter survey, 74.2% of respondents said they were either somewhat or very positive about the outlook for their company. … Read more

2021 Economic Outlook Forecasts 7.8% Expansion in Equipment and Software Investment Growth and 4.7% GDP Growth Despite Uneven Recovery

Blow mold machine

December 16, 2020 08:00 ET | Source: Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Equipment and software investment growth fared better than overall GDP growth in 2020 as businesses invested to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and growth should remain well into positive territory in the beginning of 2021. Annual equipment and software … Read more

Manufacturing Sector Production in the U.S. rose by 1.1% in October 2020 vs September of 2020.

Manufacturing Goods shows a strong quarter

Great news! Manufacturing in the US is on the rise. Manufacturing output has risen 1.1% over September numbers. According to The Fed: “The index for durable manufacturing stepped up 0.9 percent, as small drops in the indexes for furniture and related products, fabricated metal products, and motor vehicles and parts were outweighed by gains elsewhere, especially … Read more

FREE Job Posting Site for Manufacturing Employers and Recruiters

JigJobs Home Page

By Pete Jaffe – Principal of SkillSource Staffing LLC 11.18.21 I found a GREAT new job board site for posting job reqs for Manufacturing Employers in the US and Canada. Its called Jigjobs. It’s absolutely free to post jobs. There is a charge for both featured jobs and submitting an XML Feed (you need to … Read more