Friday, July 07, 2017

The Best Metro Areas For Manufacturing Jobs

From ThomasNet:

Think it's tough to get a job in the manufacturing industry? While that may be the common perception, the truth is that the manufacturing job market offers more opportunities than you think.

In fact, Forbes recently looked at the state of the hiring within the industry and found that all but 18 of the country’s 70 largest metropolitan regions have seen an uptick in industrial employment since 2011. They also ranked all 357 metropolitan areas to determine the locations with the best, most thriving manufacturing employment situations.

Rankings are based on a number of factors, including recent growth trends (year-over-year and the last two years) mid-term growth (2011-2016), long-term growth (2005-2016) and regional momentum.

So, which areas topped the list? Here's a partial list...

*Albany-Schenectady, in upstate New York, is the only metro area in a "blue" state ranked in the top 10. With local factories producing everything from steam and gas turbines to computer chips and medical supplies, the area has seen a 17.6% gain in manufacturing jobs since 2011.

Our friends at Industrial Equipment News reviewed the rankings in depth. Watch the video to learn more.

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