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Update on California's manufacturing job trend

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on April 25, 2014

California's monthly jobs report last week showed that we lost another 1,700 manufacturing jobs even though the state added 11,000 non-farm jobs and our our overall unemployment rate stayed the same.  We continue to lag the nation's manufacturing growth by a substantial margin since we started to recover from the recession in 2010.  Manufacturing jobs in the U.S. are up 5.38 percent while the Golden State lags with only a .53 percent increase.  

The Labor Market Information Department also predicted in a February report that manufacturing is the only private industry in the state that is set to lose jobs over a two-year period between 2013 and 2015.

The growing and consistent acknowledgement from the Governor and his recruitment team Go-Biz that manufacturing is critcal to California's success -- given its tremendous salaries, innovation, workers and ripple effects in the economy -- gives us hope that their leadership will get all Californians and policymakers to do their part to help improve this trend.  

 

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Manufacturing Champion and comedian Adam Carolla headlines CMTA Summit

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on April 4, 2014

CMTA’s 2014 Manufacturing Champions Summit just got a huge boost. 

Talented funnyman and manufacturing champion himself, Adam Carolla, has agreed to host the big event. You may have heard Carolla on the radio, on his #1 downloaded podcasts, at the Punchline, or on Fox News providing California perspective. He's edgy and he tells great jokes, but more importantly he's a huge fan of manufacturing and understands its importance to California's success.

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Adam Carolla and the exciting CMTA Manufacturing Champions Summit will start at 10 a.m. on June 18 at the Sacramento Convention Center. The event will conclude at noon.

CMTA knows that California manufacturing is capable of once again leading the country in innovation and high-wage job growth.

Much like the massive aerospace investment in the 80’s and the technology manufacturing sector growth in the 90’s, California should be promoting manufacturing over the next decade to provide tremendous opportunities for our working families and our economy. 

To that end, we signed the talented Adam Carolla to host the event, celebrate our Champions and engage the Summit’s policymakers on how we can make this all happen again for California.

We are inviting Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Governor Jerry Brown as leaders of the two largest manufacturing regions in the country -- Los Angeles and California. We will also have our newest Manufacturing Champion companies on hand to explain what will help them grow their incredible operations in California.

You can either attend the event on June 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sacramento Convention Center or you can watch the event live online at the same time. Space is limited. Either way you need to register online here.





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We Are Manufacturing (#WeAreMFG) video

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on March 13, 2014

Check out the National Association of Manufacturers' video on the comeback of manufacturing and the future it holds for all Americans.

Help NAM and CMTA get out the message by sending the link to your suppliers, friends and family. You can also share on Twitter with #WeAreMFG.

Let’s make sure Americans know what we already know—manufacturing is skilled, cool, clean, united, a family and the future.

#WeAreMFG




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