Sign of Better Times: Nine out of 10 Months, Manufacturing Workweek Hits 42+ Hours
With production work coming back to our shores from China, and U.S. exports growing seven times faster than the GDP in the last 10 years, Made in the U.S.A. is more than a slogan.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics today announced an average workweek of at least 42 hours for production workers at U.S. manufacturing for nine out of the last ten months.
To put that in perspective, in 2013 the average manufacturing workweek hit 42 hours only once: an average not seen since the industrial boom of World War II.
Manufacturing and technology are key players in our own state’s economy, but unless you’ve seen a contemporary manufacturing facility, you might be stuck with an outdated view of life on the shop floor: dirty, repetitive, low skill , low pay.
Take a fresh look.
Modern manufacturing boasts some of the leanest, cleanest environments. They’re expanding production and looking for skilled employees to make it happen.
CBIA just announced its sponsorship of NPR and CPTV’s Made in Connecticut, a three-year multiplatform initiative that highlights the tremendous career opportunities manufacturing has to offer.
Check out this 30-second video CBIA produced as part of the initiative.
Don’t just watch it; share it: http://youtu.be/hxONPFD0NpE.
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