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Despite A Shaky Economy, C&A Tool Beats The Odds

C&A Tool – a manufacturing company in Indiana – has certainly beat the odds. In a time when the manufacturing industry has been on shaky ground, they’ve managed to see solid year-over-year growth and have continued to add skilled workers to their job force. When speaking with Fox Small Business Center about the prospect of […]

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‘The Manufacturing Industry Faces A Serious Skills Gap’

According to a recent article in U.S. News and World Report, 82 percent of manufacturing employers say that they can’t find “workers with the right skills” to fill their jobs. The problem that employers are facing is due not only to the skills gap – meaning that prospective employees don’t have the necessary skills to […]

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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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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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