My, the difference time makes! Just 3 years after the financial and automotive bailouts, the jobs reports and economic turnaround data in the U.S. seem to be looking brighter from a number of different angles. In particular in the manufacturing industry, the number of openings for skilled factory workers has increased 152% since 2009 according to a recent article from CNN Money.
The U.S. States with the greatest demand were Ohio, Michigan, Texas, California, Illinois and Indiana with jobs ranging from machinists and tool-and-die makers to computer-aided machine operators and similar specialties. Starting salaries were as much as $45,000 to $50,000. If you approximate that to $23 to $25 dollars per hour, that’s not too bad of a starting wage in this economy.
Unfortunately, however, the turnaround is still somewhat slow in pace for other parts of the world.