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U.S. Jobless Claims Fall As Mid-Atlantic Region Sees Increased Factory Activity

On October 17, 2013 it was announced that the United States jobless rate fell by about 15,000 claims last week amid increased manufacturing and factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region. According to a report issued by the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank, its business activity index – which measures factory activity in eastern Pennsylvania, southern New […]

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Skills Gap Leaves United States Manufacturing Industry With 600,000+ Vacancies

One of the biggest hurdles that the United States manufacturing industry is facing is that there’s a huge shortage of skilled workers to fill vacancies across various verticals. In fact, according to the Manufacturing Institute’s 2011 year-end Skills Gap report, there were 600,000 vacant manufacturing jobs in the United States. One of the biggest causes of […]

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New England Institute of Technology Receives $2.5 Million Grant To Establish Shipbuilding/Marine, Advanced Manufacturing Institute

Through a $2.5 million grant provided by the US Department of Labor, New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) is now in its final stages of developing a Shipbuilding/Marine, Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) to serve 400 unemployed individuals over the three year life of the grant. It will also afford New England Tech the opportunity to […]

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United States Manufacturing Industry Experiencing Record Growth

The recent boost in manufacturing across the country should help boost the Rhode Island manufacturing industry. During the month of September, the United States’ manufacturing industry saw fast and dramatic growth. The Institute for Supply Management reported that their manufacturing index rose to 56.2 percent in September, which was up 55.7 percent from August, and […]

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