The US Manufacturing Showed More Gains in October

According to the Institute for Supply Management, the factory index increased to 59 in October, “matching August as the highest month since March 2011.”

Bloomberg News reports that “the pickup signals U.S. factories are withstanding slower global markets as improving balance sheets give households and companies the wherewithal to spend. A stronger job market and the cheapest gasoline prices since 2010 will probably provide an added boost to consumer demand, keeping assembly lines busy.”

However, as the manufacturing industry continues to grow, employers are finding themselves in the difficult position of needing to hire new talent while overcoming the skills gap. Due to an aging workforce and emerging technologies, many companies are finding that there are few candidates equipped with the skills necessary to complete the job. The goal of the Shipbuilding/Marine and Advanced Manufacturing Institute at New England Institute of Technology is to arm qualified Rhode Island residents with the skills necessary to become candidates for these new positions.

If you’re interested in a career in the manufacturing or shipbuilding sectors, then SAMI may be the right fit for you! SAMI is dedicated to working with unemployed Rhode Island residents to provide them with the assessment and training needed to make them desired applicants in the shipbuilding and manufacturing industries.

For more information, give SAMI a call at (401) 739-5000 x3700, or fill out our inquiry form.

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