We recently shared hiring trends for manufacturing jobs in Canada since Statistics Canada reported that employment in this area rose by 21,000 jobs in April, marking the first month of job gains in this sector over the past year. We wanted to look at manufacturing demands in the US. In May, there were about 244,000 jobs available online at manufacturers – a 2% year-over-year increase. The metropolitan areas with the most ads last month were New York, Los Angeles, San Jose, Boston, and Chicago.
Hiring Demand in Manufacturing – 4 Year Hiring Trend
Of the industries within the manufacturing sector, pharmaceutical preparation manufacturing had the most ads in May, with just over 17,000. Despite being the most in-demand, this represents a 5% decline in the number of open positions available online compared to the same month period in 2012. Semiconductor and related device manufacturing appeared with the 2nd highest demand. There were more than 15,000 jobs available last month at a 20% increase, the most of any industry listed below.
Manufacturing Industries with the Most Available Job Ads – May 2013 vs May 2012
Below are the 10 most commonly advertised job titles in the manufacturing sector in the US. There are several engineering, technician, and production roles represented in the list below. However, Sales Representative tops the list as the most commonly advertised job title.
- Sales Representative
- Manufacturing Engineer
- Maintenance Technician
- Administrative Assistant
- Production Supervisor
- Software Engineer
- Mechanical Engineer
- Project Manager
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