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As we close out 2018, an update on CA MFG job gains vs the Country

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Jan. 18, 2019

Californa gained about 1,400 new manufacturing jobs in December 2018 according to numbers released by the Labor Market Information Department on Friday. California saw some good gains in 2018 but we are still getting outpaced by the country by a substantial margin. As you see below, our clip of manufacturing job growth is 5.6 percent versus the country's 13.2 percent. Further, our largest industrial county has declined by 7.3 percent in manufacturing job growth.

 





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MFG jobs update - CA US gap widens a bit

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Oct. 21, 2018

California lost 1,500 manufacturing jobs in September according to the Labor Market Information Department's report last week. At the same time, the U.S. grew its manufacturing base by 18,000 jobs.  That brings the Golden State's percentage growth since the end of the recession to 4.6 percent while U.S. manufacturing jobs grew by 12 percent.

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CA MFG job growth 4% vs. U.S. 9.2%

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Nov. 6, 2017

 





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Manufacturing presents opportunities in the next 6 years

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Sept. 25, 2017

Too often high quality manufacturing jobs go unfilled in California because of a variety of issues including lack of training and/or a lack of knowledge about the job's merits.  Manufacturing jobs can provide early success, good wages, technical skills, and a pathway to the middle class.  We asked the Labor Market Information department to provide their 2024 projections for the top manufacturing non-executive job openings and their wages. For the occupations with more than 2,000 openings here's a look at the top 5 wages and opportunities:

  • $56,315 -- First line supervisors of production and operation workers -- 4,770 openings 
  • $40,667 -- Machinists -- 10,660 openings
  • $39,493 -- Welders, cutters, solderers -- 4,010 openings
  • $38,002 -- Computer controlled machine tool operators -- 4,330 openings
  • $37,788 -- Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers and weighers -- 7,620 openings

That's more than 31,000 good job opportunities in the next 6 years with an average $42.3k salary.  And that's just the manufacturing occupations with more than 2,000 openings.  There are hundreds of other occupations with higher wages. It's important for our young workers to understand the opportunity that's available to them and even more critical for our policymakers to understand how important it is to grow manufacturing opportunity here in California. 

 





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With 3.6% CA MFG growth, lots of room for improvement

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Aug. 7, 2017

California continues to lag the country's manufacturing growth.  While California grew its manufacturing jobs by 3.6 percent, the rest of the country picked up 8.6 percent since the end of the recession.  Some big winner states include Kentucky at 20.5 percent, Indiana at 19.9 percent, South Carolina and Tennessee both at 16.5 percent, Colorado at 15.4 percent, and Ohio at 12.0 percent.  California must keep up the drumbeat of policies to atttract new manufacturing investment.

 





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