Factory jobs post surprising strength – Sep. 27, 2010

 

 

NEW YORK CNNMoney.com — As the labor market continues to struggle, one surprising bright spot stands out amid the list of battered industries — factory jobs.Manufacturing employment began its decline long before the recession, losing jobs every year since 1998. But since the start of this year, there’s been a 1.6% gain in manufacturing jobs — about twice the pace of growth in other private sector jobs. 290 Email Print CommentEven if manufacturing hiring stays flat the rest of this year, the industry is poised to post its biggest percentage gain in jobs since 1994.”In 2008 and 2009, manufacturers would not hire,” said Norbert Ore, head of the Institute for Supply Management’s survey of manufacturers. “Today they’re willing to fill openings, willing to hire. Here and there, they’re adding a shift.”

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