Today is Manufacturing Day.
The purpose of Manufacturing Day is to highlight the opportunities for skilled people to find rewarding career opportunities.
PMPA Companies hosting MFG Day Activities
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Fast Facts about U.S. Manufacturing
- In 2012, manufacturers contributed $1.87 trillion to the economy, up from $1.73 trillion in 2011. This was 11.9 percent of GDP. For every $1.00 spent in manufacturing, another $1.48 is added to the economy, the highest multiplier effect of any economic sector. 1
- Manufacturing supports an estimated 17.2 million jobs in the United States—about one in six private-sector jobs. Nearly 12 million Americans (or 9 percent of the workforce) are employed directly in manufacturing.2
- In 2011, the average manufacturing worker in the United States earned $77,060 annually, including pay and benefits. The average worker in all industries earned $60,168.3
- Manufacturers in the United States are the most productive in the world, far surpassing the worker productivity of any other major manufacturing economy, leading to higher wages and living standards.4
- Manufacturers in the United States perform two-thirds of all private-sector R&D in the nation, driving more innovation than any other sector.5
- Taken alone, manufacturing in the United States would be the 10th largest economy in the world.6
Consider a career in Manufacturing. We’re actually hiring.