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High-Skill, High-Wage Manufacturing Jobs in Demand

After decades of job loss and a struggling reputation, manufacturing has made a comeback in the United States. Since the recession, production jobs have increased—and so have the knowledge and skill requirements. After analyzing hundreds of thousands of job postings, Emsi, a labor market data supplier, observed that manufacturers need multi-functional engineering technicians possessing both…
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Manufacturing Hiring Outlook Promising for 2nd Quarter 2017

Hiring in Indiana will slow down in the second quarter, but opportunities abound for skilled factory workers, according to survey results released by Manpower and reported by the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Data show 16 percent of respondents plan to increase staff levels in the three-month period beginning April 1, while 6 percent plan to…
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Hoosier Manufacturing Outlook Strong, But Skills Shortage Grows

A University of Indianapolis associate professor of finance says while the outlook for Indiana's manufacturing sector is bright, there is a dark cloud that threatens the industry. In an interview on Inside INdiana Business Television, Matt Will said Hoosier manufacturers all say the same thing: "I need STEM workers, people with math skills and technology…
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