Manufacturing - Did You Know?

PERCEPTION v. REALITY ---

  • Manufacturers have the highest job tenure in the private sector
  • 90% of manufacturing employees have medical benefits
  • 78% of manufacturing employees get retirement contributions from employers
  • Highest paid new college graduates are chemical manufacturing engineers
  • Each manufacturing job creates at least 2.91 more jobs in other sectors
  • Over 70% of Americans view manufacturing as the most important industry for a strong economy and national defense
  • 77% of Americans fear the loss of domestic manufacturing jobs to other nations

BUT ---

  • Only 30% of parents encourage their kids to enter manufacturing
  • Only 17% of people view manufacturing as a top career choice
  • Manufacturing depends on a skilled workforce and companies have jobs they cannot fill because the current workforce lacks technical skills needed