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24 G.I. JOBS | JULY 2018 | GIJOBS.COM MANUFACTURING HOT INDUSTRY T here are 21 Military Friendly ® Employers in manufacturing. While this industry may not be experiencing explosive growth, manufacturing is still making slow and steady employment gains. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) reported that manufacturers have increased employment by an average of nearly 19,000 per month since the end of 2016. Since the end of the Great Recession, manufacturing employment has risen by 1.1 million workers, with 12.6 million employees in March – the highest level of manufacturing employment since December 2008. Recent tax reforms are predicted to have a positive impact on the industry as well. Chad Moutray, chief economist for the NAM, testified before the congressional Joint Economic Committee in April 2018 that recent tax reforms would accelerate GDP and job growth. "Based on my estimates, tax reform should lead to a $55 billion increase in private investment in fixed assets in manufacturing in 2018," Moutray testified. "That would represent an 11 percent increase over 2017 levels, with manufacturing employment rising by more than 100,000 as a result." Manufacturing employers struggle to find qualified workers, says Becky Frankiewicz, president of ManpowerGroup North America, which released an employment outlook survey in December. "We're seeing a renaissance in industries like … manufacturing in the U.S. These are not jobs of the past; many are highly skilled roles that will build America's future. Strong hiring intentions tell us employers have positions to fill, yet we know they're struggling to find people with the right skills to fill them." The 21 Military Friendly ® Employers in manufacturing have a proven track record of recruiting, hiring and retaining America's veterans. What They Do: Plan, direct or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations, including creating policies, managing daily operations, planning material needs, overseeing human resources, and performing general administrative duties. Median Annual Salary: $99,310 Job Outlook: 9% growth through 2026 Education/Training: Bachelor's degree Occupation Snapshot: Operations Manager Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 1 Operations Manager 2 First-line Supervisor: Mechanics, Installers & Repairers 3 Electrician 4 Welder 5 CNC Operator 6 Software Applications Developer 7 Sales Account Representative 8 Chemical Engineer 9 Aircraft/Aviation Technician 10 Human Resources Manager Hot Jobs in Manufacturing 5 The Hot Jobs list was determined by the 2018 Military Friendly ® Employers operating in this industry.

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